Faculty Notes

Prof. Stefan Krieger Presents at 2019 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference

Stefan Krieger, Richard J. Cardali Distinguished Professor of Trial Advocacy, Director of Center for Applied Legal Reasoning and Director Emeritus of Hofstra Clinical Programs

Stefan Krieger, the Richard J. Cardali Distinguished Professor of Trial Advocacy, and his son Jonathan, an attorney with the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender, presented the paper “Contextual Facts and the Evidentiary Rules: What’s So Wrong with Playing to the Sympathy of the Jurors?” on July 9 at the seventh biennial Applied Legal Storytelling Conference at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

The paper explored the development of the judicial fear of attorneys playing to the sympathy of the jury in light of the importance of contextual facts in storytelling and the recognition in current evidence law scholarship and cognitive science that some of those facts are essential to the presentation of the case.

View more information about the Applied Legal Storytelling Conference on the Legal Writing Institute website.