Beloved are the Storytellers

Norman Otto Stockmeyer

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2001

At his death in 1999, England's Lord Denning was eulogized as "the best-loved judge in the whole of our history." Similarly, Justice Benjamin Cardozo has been called "America's best-loved judge." This brief Commentary examines an attribute shared by these two revered judges: a distinctive, storytelling style of opinion writing.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 5

Keywords: Judicial opinions, writing style, storytelling

JEL Classification: K-49

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Date posted: August 7, 2008  

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Stockmeyer, Norman Otto, Beloved are the Storytellers. Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2001. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1206045

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Norman Otto Stockmeyer (Contact Author)
Thomas M. Cooley Law School ( email )
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Haslett, MI 48840
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517-339-2246 (Phone)
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