A Tale of Election Day 2008: Teaching Storytelling Through Repeated Experiences

Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, Vol. 16, p. 117, 2010

Hofstra University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-35

47 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2010 Last revised: 4 Mar 2012

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Stefan H. Krieger

Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law

Serge Martinez

University of New Mexico - School of Law

Date Written: June 24, 2010

Abstract

This Article describes the experience of two law professors and clinicians supervising several students on Election Day 2008 as they represented prospective voters who had been turned away at the polls. The Article analyzes the students' rapid progress through the lens of recent cognitive science research, and concludes by suggesting ways that the educational experiences of that day might be incorporated into other clinical settings.

Keywords: Clinical Education, Legal Education, Voting, Cognitive Science

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Krieger, Stefan H. and Martinez, Serge, A Tale of Election Day 2008: Teaching Storytelling Through Repeated Experiences (June 24, 2010). Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, Vol. 16, p. 117, 2010; Hofstra University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-35. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1970304

Stefan H. Krieger (Contact Author)

Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law ( email )

121 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
United States

Serge Martinez

University of New Mexico - School of Law ( email )

1117 Stanford, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
United States
505.277.6556 (Phone)

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