CLEA and the Legal Writing Institute are co-sponsored the third biennial International Applied Storytelling Conference, July 8-10, 2011 at University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. Applied Legal Storytelling goes beyond traditional Law and Literature concepts to explore the role of narrative in both law practice and law teaching. This popular and well-received conference series fosters innovative collaboration and exciting dialogue about the persuasive use of story across the spectrum of lawyering skills. It included 56 presentations that covered a variety of topics ranging from telling the criminal client’s story to transforming student narratives to the role of story in family law. The conference brought together academics, judges, and practitioners to explore the role of narrative in legal practice and to discuss curricular strategies that will prepare students to use story and narrative as they enter the practice of law.

The Applied Legal Storytelling Conference is co-sponsored by: