Storytelling And Contracts

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Book Review

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Yale Journal of Law and Feminism


This review will proceed as follows: (1) a description of the organization and content of the casebook and the Student Workbook, and (2) an evaluation of the text's pedagogical features, with particular emphasis on the casebook's attention to narrative and storytelling as lawyering skills. I conclude that this is the most "literary" of the present-day contracts casebooks, and that this literary quality, with its attendant focus on experience, details, back story, and voice also make it by far the most multicultural and feminist contracts casebook. Let me hasten to add that it also does a dam good job of presenting doctrine (particularly through the problems and exercises in the Student Workbook) and of keeping students engaged and energized through one of the most difficult first year subjects.

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