Karen J. Sneddon

Mercer Law School

Professor of Law

1021 Georgia Ave

Macon, GA 31207-0001

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (23)

1.

Once Upon a Transaction: Narrative Techniques and Drafting

Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 2, 2016
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 May 2016
Susan Chesler and Karen J. Sneddon
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Mercer Law School
Downloads 232 (187,494)
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narrative, legal writing, contract drafting, will drafting

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In the Name of God, Amen: Language in Last Wills and Testaments

Quinnipiac Law Review, Vol. 29, p. 655, 2011
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 19 Nov 2013
Karen J. Sneddon
Mercer Law School
Downloads 218 (201,423)

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Wills, Estate Planning, Language, Rhetorical Analysis

3.

New Ways to Teach Drafting and Drafting Ethics

Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Vol. 12, p. 187, 2011, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-31, Drake University Law School Research Paper No. 12-09, University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2012-04
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 09 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2012
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Drake University Law School, University of Mississippi School of Law, Mercer Law School and Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
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Speaking for the Dead: Voice in Last Wills and Testament

St. John's Law Review , Vol. 85, No. 683, 2011
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 21 Nov 2013
Karen J. Sneddon
Mercer Law School
Downloads 182 (233,897)
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Wills, Estate Planning, Voice

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The Power of a Good Story: How Narrative Techniques Can Make Transactional Documents More Persuasive

Nevada Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Apr 2021
Susan Chesler and Karen J. Sneddon
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Mercer Law School
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transactional drafting, contract drafting, narrative, applied legal storytelling, legal writing

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The Will as Personal Narrative

Elder Law Journal, Vol. 20, p. 355, 2013
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 15 Nov 2013
Karen J. Sneddon
Mercer Law School
Downloads 122 (321,821)
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Last Will and Testament, estate planning, narrative

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Trusts and Estates Drafting: Avoiding Rigor Mortis in the Law School Curriculum

Mercer Law Review Vol. 63, p. 1071, 2012
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 20 Nov 2013
Karen J. Sneddon
Mercer Law School
Downloads 120 (325,718)

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Estate Planning, Drafting

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Not Your Mother's Will: Gender, Language, and Wills

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 98, No. 4, Summer 2015
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
Karen J. Sneddon
Mercer Law School
Downloads 81 (419,818)

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Wills, Estate Planning, Drafting, Gender

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Memento Mori: Death and Wills

Wyoming Law Review, Vol. 14, p. 211, 2014
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Apr 2014
Karen J. Sneddon
Mercer Law School
Downloads 77 (432,172)

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Estate Planning, Wills

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Should Cain's Children Inherit Abel's Property?: Wading into the Extended Slayer Rule Quagmire

University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Vol. 76, p. 101, 2007
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Nov 2013
Karen J. Sneddon
Mercer Law School
Downloads 69 (458,602)
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Trusts and Estates, Slayer Rule

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Telling Tales: The Transactional Lawyer as Storyteller

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 15, 2018
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 31 Dec 2018
Susan Chesler and Karen J. Sneddon
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Mercer Law School
Downloads 61 (488,096)

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Tales from a Form Book: Stock Stories and Transactional Documents

78 Mont. L. Rev. 501 (2017)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Susan Chesler and Karen J. Sneddon
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Mercer Law School
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Drafting, Narrative Techniques, Applied Storytelling

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Dead Men (and Women) Should Tell Tales: Narrative, Intent, and the Construction of Wills

46 ACTEC L.J. 239 (2021)
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 22 Apr 2021
Karen J. Sneddon
Mercer Law School
Downloads 57 (503,850)

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Beyond Chalk and Talk: The Law Classroom of the Future

Ohio North University Law Review, Vol. 38, p. 257, 2011
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 Nov 2013
Karen J. Sneddon
Mercer Law School
Downloads 54 (516,353)

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Legal education, active learning

15.

Voice, Strength, and No-Contest Clauses

Wisconsin Law Review, 2019
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Jul 2019
Karen J. Sneddon
Mercer Law School
Downloads 52 (525,191)

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contest, no-contest clause, testamentary instruments, narrative

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Happily Ever After: Fostering the Role of the Transactional Lawyer as Storyteller

Susan M. Chesler and Karen J. Sneddon, Happily Ever After: Fostering the Role of the Transactional Lawyer as Storyteller, 20 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 491 (2019)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 22 Mar 2019
Susan Chesler and Karen J. Sneddon
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Mercer Law School
Downloads 51 (529,515)
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narrative, transactional documents, storytelling, legal writing

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Humanizing Transactional Documents: Why and How Transactional Drafters Should Use Narrative Techniques

23 Transactions: Tenn. J. of Bus. Law 2022
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 May 2022
Susan Chesler and Karen J. Sneddon
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Mercer Law School
Downloads 50 (534,054)

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Narrative, Drafting, Transactions, Contract Drafting, Legal Writing

18.

Beyond the Personal Representative: The Potential of Succession Without Administration

South Texas Law Review, Vol. 50, p. 449, 2009
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Nov 2013
Karen J. Sneddon
Mercer Law School
Downloads 34 (616,841)

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Trusts and Estates, Succession without Administration, Personal Representative

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Square Pegs and Round Holes: Differentiated Instruction and the Law School Classroom

Square Pegs and Round Holes: Differentiated Instruction and the Law School Classroom, 48 MITCHELL HAMLINE L. REV. 1095 (2022).
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Jul 2022
Karen J. Sneddon
Mercer Law School
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Happily Ever After: Fostering the Role of the Transactional Lawyer as Storyteller

Vol 20, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law 491, 2019
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Mar 2019
Susan Chesler and Karen J. Sneddon
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Mercer Law School
Downloads 26 (669,594)

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applied storytelling, transactional drafting, contract drafting, narrative

21.

The Sleeper Has Awakened: The Rule Against Accumulations and Perpetual Trusts

Tulane Law Review, Vol. 76, p. 189, 2001
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Nov 2013
Karen J. Sneddon
Mercer Law School
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Trusts and Estates, Rule against Accumulations, Perpetual Trusts

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From Clause A to Clause Z: Narrative Transportation and the Transactional Reader

South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 71, 2019
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Aug 2021
Susan Chesler and Karen J. Sneddon
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Mercer Law School
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Measuring Student Progress: Assessing and Providing Feedback

14 Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, 2013 Special Report, at 489
Posted: 20 Sep 2017
Susan Chesler and Karen J. Sneddon
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Mercer Law School

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Transactional Drafting, Assessment