Beloved are the Storytellers
Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2001
5 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2008
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.
Keywords: Judicial opinions, writing style, storytelling
JEL Classification: K-49
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