Michael D. Murray

University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law

Professor

620 S. Limestone Street

Lexington, KY 40506-0048

United States

http://law.uky.edu/directory/michael-murray

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

37

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Ideas:
“  I am currently working on "Toward a More Universal Visual Language of Law." The concept of the project is to apply visual literacy and visual legal rhetoric principles to transactional, litigation, and informational documents so as to effectuate better cross-lingual and cross-cultural legal communication.  ”

Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

The Ethics of Intellectual Property: An Ethical Approach to Copyright and Right of Publicity Law Ethics Core Encyclopedia - National Center for Professional & Research Ethics

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 01 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2012
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
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ethics, intellectual property, copyright ethics, right of publicity ethics, ethical use of copyrighted work, ethical use of names images and likenesses, artists, designers

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Copyright, Originality, and the End of the Scenes a Faire and Merger Doctrines for Visual Works

Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 06-09 Published at: 58 Baylor L. Rev. 779 (2006)
Number of pages: 123 Posted: 09 May 2006 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2012
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 1,273 (19,161)
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copyright, merger, merger doctrine, originality, idea-expression, idea-expression dichotomy, scenes a faire, visual art, art

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Organizing Legal Writing: The T-R-E-A-T Method - Explanation and Application Sections

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Feb 2015
Michael D. Murray and Christy Hallam DeSanctis
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 1,206 (20,786)

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TREAT, paradigm, IRAC, CREAC, explanation, application, explanatory synthesis, case-by-case presentation, case-to-case analogical reasoning

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Advanced Argumentation: Introductions, Facts, Arguments, and Conclusions

Advanced Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy: Trials, Appeals, and Moot Court (Foundation Press, 2d ed., Dec. 2013 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 03 Oct 2013
Michael D. Murray and Christy Hallam DeSanctis
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 536 (63,117)

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appellate advocacy, appellate briefs, introduction, statement of facts, argumentation, rhetoric

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Jurisdiction Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act for Nazi War Crimes of Plunder and Expropriation

Number of pages: 83 Posted: 30 Sep 2003
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 353 (103,653)
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What is Transformative? An Explanatory Synthesis of the Convergence of Transformation and Predominant Purpose in Copyright Fair Use Law

Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Forthcoming, Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-09
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 20 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2012
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 259 (143,626)

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copyright, transformative, transformation, transformative test, predominant purpose, fair use, explanatory synthesis

What is Transformative? An Explanatory Synthesis of the Convergence of Transformation and Predominant Purpose in Copyright Fair Use Law

11 Chic.-Kent J. Intell. Prop 260 (2012)
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 29 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2012
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 90 (343,869)
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copyright, fair use, transformative test, transformation, predominant purpose, 107

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Synthesis and Advanced Legal Writing

Advanced Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy: Trials, Appeals, and Moot Court (Foundation Press, 2d ed., Dec. 2013 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 03 Oct 2013
Michael D. Murray and Christy Hallam DeSanctis
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 332 (111,041)

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synthesis, rule synthesis, explanatory synthesis, legal writing, appellate advocacy, rhetoric

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Classical Rhetoric, Explanatory Synthesis, and the Treat Paradigm

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 09 May 2006
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 314 (117,926)
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rhetoric, classical rhetoric, synthesis, legal writing, TREAT, IRAC, advocacy, writing

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The Ethics of Visual Legal Rhetoric

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 13, 2016
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Dec 2016
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 155 (230,816)

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legal writing, rhetoric, visual, images, pictures

The Ethics of Visual Legal Rhetoric

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 13, 2016 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 05 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2016
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 153 (233,309)
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visual rhetoric, visual legal rhetoric, graphic rhetoric, ethics, professional responsibility, legal profession, advocacy, ethical

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Putting Storytelling into Practice: Narrativity in Five Sections of a Brief

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Sep 2013
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 257 (145,330)

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storytelling, narrative reasoning, narrativity, appellate advocacy, rhetoric, appellate briefs, legal writing

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Visual Rhetoric: Topics of Invention and Arrangement and Tropes of Style

21 Legal Writing 185 (2016)
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 06 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2017
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 254 (146,986)
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visual, graphical, pictorial, rhetoric, rhetorical, devices, topics, tropes, invention, arrangement, style, discourse, cognitive studies, brain science, persuasion

The Promise of Parentheticals: An Empirical Study of the Use of Parentheticals in Federal Appellate Briefs

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 10, 2013
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Sep 2013
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 176 (206,942)
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The Promise of Parentheticals: An Empirical Study of the Use of Parentheticals in Federal Appellate Briefs

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 10, 2103
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 28 Feb 2013
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
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appellate briefs, appellate advocacy, advocacy, parenthetical, synthesis, rule synthesis, explanatory synthesis, analogical reasoning, empirical

The Promise of Parentheticals: An Empirical Study of the Use of Parentheticals in Federal Appellate Briefs

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 10, 2013, Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-5
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 16 May 2013
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 22 (627,951)
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legal analysis, brief writing, appellate advocacy, synthesis, explanatory synthesis, parentheticals, analogical reasoning

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Visual Rhetoric and Visual Narrativity in Five Sections of a Brief

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 29 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2014
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 227 (163,916)
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visual rhetoric, narrative rhetoric, storytelling, appellate advocacy, narrative, visualization, trial advocacy, legal writing

Rule Synthesis and Explanatory Synthesis: A Socratic Dialogue between IREAC and TREAT

Legal Communication & Rhetoric Journal, Vol. 8, 2011, Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-10
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Jun 2011
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
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legal analysis, legal reasoning, rhetoric, legal rhetoric, modern argument theory, synthesis, explanatory synthesis, rule synthesis, paradigm

Rule Synthesis and Explanatory Synthesis: A Socratic Dialogue Between IREAC and TREAT

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 26 Sep 2011
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 65 (415,721)

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legal analysis, legal reasoning, rhetoric, legal rhetoric, modern argument theory, synthesis, explanatory synthesis, rule synthesis, paradigm

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Rhetoric and Advocacy

Advanced Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy: Trials, Appeals, and Moot Court (Foundation Press, December 2013) , Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-12
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 08 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2013
Michael D. Murray and Christy Hallam DeSanctis
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 206 (179,683)

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rhetoric, advocacy, writing, legal writing, appellate briefs, trial briefs, appellate advocacy

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Cartoon Contracts and the Proactive Visualization of Law

University of Massachusetts Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 18 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2020
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 203 (182,115)
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Visual rhetoric, visual legal rhetoric, visualization, proactive visualization, visualization in contracts, cartoon contracts, comic book contracts, visual literacy, multimodal, multimodality, proactive, Proactive Law, visualization, Legal Design

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Explanatory Synthesis and Rule Synthesis: A Comparative Civil Law and Common Law Analysis

83-84 Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi-Kazancı Hukuk Dergisi 139 (2011)
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2012
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
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comparative legal analysis, comparative common law-civil law legal analysis, civilian legal analysis

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The Life of a Case, State and Federal Court Systems, and Jurisdiction

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Jan 2015
Michael D. Murray and Christy Hallam DeSanctis
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 165 (218,512)

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life of a case, course of litigation, progress of lawsuit, state and federal courts, court system, jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction

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Narrativity and Storytelling

Advanced Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy: Trials, Appeals, and Moot Court (2d ed. 2013) , Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-1
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2014
Michael D. Murray and Christy Hallam DeSanctis
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 160 (224,346)

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narrative, narrativity, narrative reasoning, storytelling, briefs, memoranda, appellate advocacy, statements of fact

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Visual Rhetoric: Demonstration and Narrative

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 01 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2013
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 157 (227,964)
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visual, graphical, rhetoric, narrativity, storytelling, advocacy, demonstration, narrative, modern argument theory, discourse community theory, ethics, evidence

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Law and Economics as a Rhetorical Perspective in Law

Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-06
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 04 May 2011
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
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Law and Economics, Rhetoric, Legal Rhetoric, Modern Argument Theory, Explanatory Synthesis, Discourse Community Theory

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Stolen Art and Sovereign Immunity: The Case of Altmann v. Austria

Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, Vol. 27, p. 301, 2004
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 01 Mar 2012
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
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Art, Stolen Art, Nazi Stolen Art, Sovereign Immunity, Altmann, Austria, Klimmt, Portrait Of Adele Bloch Bauer

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Leaping Language and Cultural Barriers with Visual Legal Rhetoric

49 U.S.F.L. Rev. 61 (2015) (Law Review Forum)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 17 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 20 May 2015
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 115 (289,828)

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visual rhetoric, communication, cognitive studies, brain science, rhetorical devices, graphic, language barrier

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The Great Recession and the Rhetorical Canons of Law and Economics

Loyola Law Review, Vol. 58, No. 2, Fall 2012
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 29 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2012
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 95 (329,601)
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A New Methodology for the Analysis of Visuals in Legal Works

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 07 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2021
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
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visual rhetoric, visual legal rhetoric, visual literacy, multimodal, multimodality, proactive, Proactive Law, visualization, Legal Design, visual context, verbal context, visual cultural context, visualization in contracts, cartoon contracts, comic book contracts, Mise en Scène, diagrammatics

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The Sharpest Tool in the Toolbox: Visual Legal Rhetoric

Journal of Legal Education, vol. 68, no. 1 (2019)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 22 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2019
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 84 (355,708)
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Visual briefs, visual rhetoric, legal communication, advocacy, legal writing, mise en scène, visual rhetorical device, brain science, cognitive science

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Post-Myriad Genetics Copyright of Synthetic Biology and Living Media

10 Okla. J.L. & Tech. 71 (2014), Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 17 Aug 2014
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
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copyright narratives, narrative reasoning, originality, creation fixation, copyrightability, synthetic biology, living media

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Diagrammatics and the Proactive Visualization of Legal Information

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2020
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 80 (366,219)
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visual rhetoric, visual legal rhetoric, diagrammatics, visual literacy, multimodal, multimodality, proactive, Proactive Law, visualization, Legal Design, visual context, verbal context, visual cultural context, visual commons, mise en scène

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DIOS MIO - The KISS Principle of the Ethical Approach to Copyright and Right of Publicity Law

Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2012, Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-14
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 22 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2012
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
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copyright, right of publicity, ethics, plagiarism, fair use exploitation, transformation, transformative test, ethical use

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Reconstructing the Contours of the Copyright: Originality and Idea-Expression Doctrines Regarding the Right to Deny Access to Works

1 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 921 (2014), Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-6
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Jun 2014
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 68 (400,882)
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copyright, originality, idea-expression doctrine, contours of copyright, right to access, right to art, deny, denial of access

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For the Love of Parentheticals: The Story of Parenthetical Usage in Synthesis, Rhetoric, Economics, and Narrative Reasoning

University of Dayton Law Review, Vol. 38, p. 175 (Winter 2012)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2013
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
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parentheticals, synthesis theory, contemporary rhetoric, economics, narrative reasoning theory, rule synthesis, explanatory synthesis, rhetoric, law and economics

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Mise en Scène and the Decisive Moment of Visual Legal Rhetoric

Kansas Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 2, pp. 241-313 (2019)
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 09 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2020
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 65 (410,399)

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Visual Rhetoric, Narrativity, Storytelling, Applied Legal Storytelling, Visual Legal Rhetoric, Visual Communication

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After the Great Recession: Law and Economics’ Topics of Invention and Arrangement and Tropes of Style

Loyola Law Review, Vol. 58, No. 3, Winter 2012
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 29 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2012
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Downloads 59 (430,772)
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rhetoric, rhetorical topoi, rhetorical topics, tropes, topics of arrangement, tropes of style, law and economics, economic analysis of law, Chicago School, neoclassical law and economics

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Toward a Universal Visual Language of Law

Number of pages: 95 Posted: 18 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2021
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
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Visual rhetoric, visual legal rhetoric, visualization, proactive law, visualization in contracts, cartoon contracts, comic book contracts, legal design, immediate visual context, immediate verbal context, visual cultural context, mise en scene, topic of arrangement

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Communicating Explanatory Synthesis

Perspectives [vol. 14 no. 3, Spring 2006]
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 10 Feb 2020
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
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Explanatory synthesis, TREAT format, T-R-E-A-T, explanation sections, synthesis, legal writing, advocacy

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Getting Visual

KENTUCKY BENCH & BAR JOURNAL - 82 KY. BENCH & BAR 24 (2018)
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 10 Feb 2020
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
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visual rhetoric, visual communication, litigation, advocacy

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Positive Pedagogy of Presentations to Partners

SECOND DRAFT [Vol. 21, No. 2], December 2006
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 10 Feb 2020
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
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legal skills, legal practice, pedagogy, presentations, law practice

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 19
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A Conversation on Visual Legal Rhetoric: Topics of Invention and Arrangement, and Tropes of Style

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Oct 2017
Michael D. Murray
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
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rhetoric, visual rhetoric, visual legal rhetoric, legal communication, advocacy