Beloved are the Storytellers

Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2001

5 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2008

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Norman Otto Stockmeyer

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Stockmeyer, Norman Otto, Beloved are the Storytellers. Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1206045

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