Kenneth D. Chestek

University of Wyoming College of Law

Assistant Professor of Law

P.O. Box 3035

Laramie, WY 82071

United States

http://www.uwyo.edu/law/directory/kenneth-chestek.html

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (14)

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The Plot Thickens: The Appellate Brief as Story

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 12 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2012
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 1,136 (36,171)
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Appellate brief, Narrative theory, storytelling, legal writing

Judging by the Numbers: An Empirical Study of the Power of Story

Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Jul 2010
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 479 (111,685)

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Judging by the Numbers: An Empirical Study of the Power of Story

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2012
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 237 (240,337)
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Courts, appellate judges, empirical study, legal writing, narrative theory, story, storytelling

Competing Stories: A Case Study of the Role of Narrative Reasoning in Judicial Decisions

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 9, 2012
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 13 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2012
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 242 (235,403)

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Legal writing, narrative, storytelling, story, health care, judges

Competing Stories: A Case Study of the Role of Narrative Reasoning in Judicial Decisions

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 9 (2012)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 Sep 2012
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 86 (548,047)

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legal writing, narrative, storytelling, story, health care, judges

Competing Stories: A Case Study of the Role of Narrative Reasoning in Judicial Decisions

Revista Forumul Judecătorilor, No. 2, 2013
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 May 2014
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 51 (728,253)

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narrative reasoning, foundational principles of narrative theory, storytelling scholarship, healthcare litigation, decision making process

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Appellant's Brief in Rubin v. Old York Department of Social Services

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Jul 2007
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 309 (184,495)

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Appellate Brief, Appellate Record, Narrative theory, Legal Writing

Fear and Loathing in Persuasive Writing: An Empirical Study of the Effects of the Negativity Bias

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 14, 2017
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 18 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2017
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 228 (249,443)

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Negativity Bias, Empirical, Judicial Reasoning, Persuasion, Legal Writing, Preliminary Statement, Trial Brief, Theme

Fear and Loathing in Persuasive Writing: An Empirical Study of the Effects of the Negativity Bias

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 14, 2017
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 May 2018
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 57 (690,573)

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Negativity Bias, Empirical, Judicial Reasoning, Persuasion, Legal Writing, Preliminary Statement, Trial Brief, Theme

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The Life of the Law Has Not Been Logic: It Has Been Story

1 Savannah Law Review 21 (2014)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2014
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 267 (214,573)

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Storytelling, legal writing, narrative, cognitive psychology

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Maccrate (In)Action: The Case for Enhancing the Upper-Level Writing Requirement in Law Schools

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Mar 2006
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 198 (285,441)

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Legal writing, upper-level writing requirement, ABA accreditation standards

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Appellate Record in Rubin vs. Old York Department of Social Services

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Jul 2007
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 156 (351,596)

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Appellate Brief, Appellate Record, Narrative theory, Legal Writing

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Of Reptiles and Velcro: The Brain's Negativity Bias and Persuasion

Nevada Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 23 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2015
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 155 (353,517)

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cognitive psychology, legal writing, persuasion, brain science, judges

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Judging by the Numbers: An Empirical Study of the Power of Story to Persuade (Test Briefs)

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 18 Jun 2009
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 119 (434,545)
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Thinking in Circles: Using OODA to Sharpen Legal Analysis

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Mar 2020
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 108 (466,766)

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OODA, legal writing, legal analysis, critical thinking, litigation strategy

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Of Metaphors and Magic Wands: Are Corporations Really People?

Mississippi Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 28 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2020
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 106 (473,050)

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corporations, people, money, speech, tool, megaphone, Citizens United, legal fiction, metaphor, metonym

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Judging by the Numbers: An Empirical Study of the Power of Story to Persuade (Survey Tool)

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 18 Jun 2009
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 101 (489,452)

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Persuasion, study, survey, story, appellate brief

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Dimensions of Being and the Limits of Logic: The Myth of Empirical Reasoning

Legal Communication and Rhetoric: J.ALWD (2021)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Oct 2021
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 41 (779,536)

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Legal Writing, myth, empathy, judicial reasoning, logic, empirical reasoning

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 14
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Fear and Loathing in Persuasive Writing

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 May 2017
Kenneth D. Chestek
University of Wyoming College of Law
Downloads 14

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Negativity Bias, Empirical, Judicial Reasoning, Persuasion, Legal Writing, Preliminary Statement, Trial Brief, Theme