Fiction 101: A Primer for Lawyers on How to Use Fiction Writing Techniques to Write Persuasive Facts Sections

25 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2006 Last revised: 11 Feb 2009

Brian J. Foley

Florida Coastal School of Law

Ruth Anne Robbins

Rutgers Law School

Abstract

This article discusses ways in which lawyers can tell better stories in briefs by utilizing the fiction writing concepts of character, conflict and resolution.

Keywords: narrative, storytelling, lawyering, briefs, legal writing

Suggested Citation

Foley, Brian J. and Robbins, Ruth Anne, Fiction 101: A Primer for Lawyers on How to Use Fiction Writing Techniques to Write Persuasive Facts Sections. Rutgers Law Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2, p. 459, Winter 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=931451

Brian J. Foley

Florida Coastal School of Law ( email )

8787 Baypine Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256
United States

Ruth Anne Robbins (Contact Author)

Rutgers Law School ( email )

NJ
United States

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