In our Law in Film and Literature class, we’ve been talking about the role of stories in trials and litigation. Many famous trials were won or lost based on stories presented by the prosecution or defense that “flew” with the jury or the public.  An example of a winning story that the jury ultimately accepted was used for O.J. Simpson. The story there was of an American football hero being persecuted by a racist police force. It worked.

Here’s a website that offers stories behind famous trials, aptly entitled, “Awesome Stories.”

Check it out!


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