Three Stories and Their Morals
Fundamentally, the common law tradition is a collection of stories. Stories also become the law professor's stock in trade. We tell students stories or have them read stories in the form of cases or hypothetical situations and help them discern the morals to the stories-i.e., what the stories mean in the context of business or in their business lives? In a sense, that is what the Socratic Method is all about: analyzing stories in the form of cases and discerning their greater meaning. In this paper I will relate three true stories within the context of just-in-time production management and develop their morals or implications for business and business lawyers.
Robert B. Bennett, Jr., Three Stories and Their Morals, 11 ATLANTIC LAW JOURNAL 1 (2009).