Beloved are the Storytellers
Norman Otto Stockmeyer
Western Michigan University 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
Date posted: August 7, 2008
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