The statement of facts is somewhat of an unsung hero in legal writing. But in reality, it's where your story starts and plays a pivotal role in your overall narrative. Subtle strategic choices here can have a dramatic effect on your credibility and the persuasive power of your brief. If you're looking for guidance on how to tell a compelling story while not "overdoing" it, this is one course you don't want to miss.
Uncover the secrets to drafting a compelling statement of facts with expert guidance from nationally renowned legal scholar, Professor Elizabeth Berenguer - order today!
Pathos and Narrative
Telling the Story: Character, Plot, Setting, and Theme
Overall Drafting Process and Goals
Case Studies: Persuasive Statement Writing Samples
ELIZABETH BERENGUER joined the faculty at Stetson Law School in August 2020 as an associate professor of law. She enjoys a national reputation as a legal scholar and leader within the legal writing community and brings expertise in the areas of curricular design/assessment and critical/comparative rhetoric. Ms. Berenguer began teaching law in 2008 and has taught a variety of courses including legal research and writing, advanced legal writing, pretrial litigation, transactional drafting, appellate advocacy, criminal law, and foundations of legal scholarship. She has designed the curriculum for legal writing programs at two different law schools and has collaborated on developing prerequisite courses for an LL.M. degree in international legal studies program at Nottingham Law School in the United Kingdom. Her work on the LL.M. program led her to publish a book entitled The Legal Scholar's Guidebook, a process-oriented approach to scholarly research and writing. This text is a valuable resource for students and nascent legal scholars who are working on scholarly projects for seminars, law review, or publication. In addition, Ms. Berenguer is widely published on issues of race, racism, class, cognitive rhetoric, and pedagogy. She earned her B.B.A. degree from Mercer University and her J.D. degree from Mercer University School of Law.
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