Storytelling with Susan Bennett

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February 2016

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Indiana University Bloomington, Maurer School of Law


Good lawyers are effective storytellers. People are moved by stories, not by legal theories; it's a lawyer's job to tell the client's story to evoke empathetic understanding. Come explore the role of narrative storytelling in law practice with Susan Bennett, hosted by the Access to Justice Program and the LRW and Clinical Faculty. Susan Bennett is a professor of law at the Washington College of Law of American University in Washington, D.C. She founded and directs the Community and Economic Development Law Clinic, which represents neighborhood-based organizations, small businesses and tenant associations. Before joining the faculty of the Washington College of Law, Professor Bennett practiced as a staff attorney with the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, where she specialized in housing and consumer law.

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