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ERIC Number: EJ936065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
More than One Way to Tell a Story: Integrating Storytelling into Your Law Course
Steslow, Donna M.; Gardner, Carolyn
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v28 n2 p249-271 Sum-Fall 2011
Storytelling has been used in diverse educational settings. It is employed at all educational levels, from elementary schools to graduate schools. Approximately twenty years ago, law school professors began writing about the application of storytelling to various law school subjects as an alternative to the traditional case method. Legal scholars favoring storytelling as an alternative or supplemental teaching method maintain that cases can come to life when storytelling methods are integrated into the law. Storytelling methods similar to those advocated by these law professors can be applied to an undergraduate legal studies course. Storytelling can add dimension and interest to legal concepts undergraduate business students may find unfamiliar, and storytelling methods need not be complex. This article contributes to the study of pedagogical methods employed in a typical legal studies course by explaining the storytelling method, reviewing the literature on applying storytelling to law, and suggesting practical methods for incorporating storytelling into a legal studies course. (Contains 127 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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