Courtroom Narrative

ROUTLEDGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NARRATIVE THEORY, David Herman, Manfred Jahn, Marie-Laure Ryan, eds., Routledge, 2005

4 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2007 Last revised: 29 Oct 2013

Elizabeth Mertz

University of Wisconsin - Madison; American Bar Foundation

Jonathan Yovel

NYU School of Law - Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice; University of Haifa - Faculty of Law; Yale Law School

Abstract

Using materials from narrative theory, jurisprudence and linguistic anthropology, this concise essay presents insights from both established and new research into the performative, institutional-poetic junctions of courtroom narrative.

Keywords: law and language, litigation, narrative theory, empirical legal studies, coherence, legal rhetoric, courtroom narrative

Suggested Citation

Mertz, Elizabeth and Yovel, Jonathan, Courtroom Narrative. ROUTLEDGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NARRATIVE THEORY, David Herman, Manfred Jahn, Marie-Laure Ryan, eds., Routledge, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=981308

Elizabeth Ellen Mertz (Contact Author)

University of Wisconsin - Madison ( email )

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American Bar Foundation ( email )

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Jonathan Yovel

NYU School of Law - Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice ( email )

New York
United States

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law ( email )

Mount Carmel
Haifa, 31905
Israel

Yale Law School ( email )

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New Haven, CT 06520-8215
United States
203.435.5911 (Phone)

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