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About Cathren Page

Since attorneys cannot time travel, a fully fleshed and accurate story will be their best approximation of the past. Thus, my scholarship is in the area of applied legal storytelling. It draws on my experience as a legal writing professor, a former child protective services attorney, an MFA graduate, and a fiction writer. In my published and unpublished works, I break storytelling techniques into categories. I then provide examples from fiction and from actual trial transcripts or appellate briefs. I also discuss the ethical implications of using the techniques. I support storytelling in law as long as it meets the same kind of rigorous standards of literary fiction. Any trial will be similar to the shadows in Plato's cave, but with rigor it can be a better approximation of that collective perception we call reality.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Barry University
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Disciplines

Law

Professional Ethics (3)

Practice and Procedure (3)

Arts and Literature (1)

Civil Law (2)

Evidence (3)

Criminal Law and Procedure (2)

General Law (1)

Judges (2)