Professor David Taylor Presidential Teaching Professor College of Law
Storytelling is widely regarded as an effective method of communicating ideas. At a trial, juries are confronted with adversaries presenting two competing versions of a case. The best trial lawyers are able to turn a complicated set of facts and principles of law into a persuasive and believable story that the jury adopts as its own version of reality.
Professor Taylor frequently uses storytelling in the classroom, both as a teaching tool to convey difficult concepts to students, as well as to model storytelling techniques to students who are studying to become trial lawyers. He will discuss his use of storytelling in the classroom and offer some simple do's and don'ts about using stories as a teaching strategy.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Illinois Room, Holmes Student Center 11:30 am—12:00 pm, Refreshments 12:00 pm—1:00 pm, Presentation and Q&A
No registration is required—Everyone is welcome!
Sponsors: Office of the Provost Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center