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Contribution to Book
The Stories of American Law
On Philosophy in American Law (2009)
  • Robert L. Hayman
  • Nancy Levit, University of Missouri - Kansas City
Abstract

This article discusses empiricism and narrative as the heirs of Legal Realism. It addresses both the legal academy's increasing emphasis on empirical research and the ways in which stories and storytelling are sifting into litigation and legal academic literature.

The article also questions whether there are indicators of narrative truth by looking through the lenses of several recent cases, including Gonzales v. Carhart and Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1.

Keywords
  • Stories,
  • storytelling,
  • empiricism,
  • narrative,
  • Gonzales v. Carhart,
  • Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1,
  • Brown v. Board of Education,
  • Karl Llewellyn,
  • narrative,
  • social science,
  • racial segregation
Disciplines
Publication Date
2009
Editor
Francis J. Mootz
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
ISBN
9780521883689
Citation Information
Robert L. Hayman and Nancy Levit. "The Stories of American Law" On Philosophy in American Law (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy_levit/2/