Lawyers, Clients & Narrative

A Framework for Law Students and Practitioners

Second Edition

by Carolyn Grose, Margaret E. Johnson

Forthcoming July 2023

Tags: Clinical/Externships, Legal Profession/Professional Responsibility, Professionalism/Law Practice

2023 Teacher's Manual forthcoming

ISBN 978-1-5310-2499-4
eISBN 978-1-5310-2500-7

This book is a new primary text for use in clinical, externship, legal writing, interviewing, negotiation, counseling, trial/appellate advocacy, and doctrinal courses. This text centers narrative theory as an effective way to teach law school courses and to practice the full range of lawyering skills. Using multimedia examples, as well as exercises drawn from actual lawyering situations, the book describes, explores, and analyzes the interrelationship between narrative and lawyering. The book addresses the broad spectrum of skills and practice areas and fora that the profession increasingly demands.

The book contributes to the growing literature on professional identity formation with updated chapters on critical lawyering, anti-racism, and cultural humility, and expanded chapters on trial and other forms of oral advocacy. This is a comprehensive book for using narrative, stories, and storytelling to develop more fully and effectively as a lawyer. The book provides the theory and information for planning for, conducting, and reflecting on various lawyering activities. In addition, the authors make the teaching relatable and transferable to a variety of contexts by using concrete examples drawn from their own extensive practice, writing, and teaching using lawyering and narrative.

This book comes with a newly revised teacher's manual that contains classroom exercises, presentation slides, learning outcomes, and grading rubrics.

Comp Copy If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.