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Duquesne CLE Series Addresses Narrative Skills and the Law

The School of Law's Spring 2014 Dean John J. Sciullo Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Saturday Series at Duquesne University continues with Narrative Skills and The Law.

Presenter/attorney Marshall Goldberg, adjunct professor of law at Stanford Law School and at the University of Michigan School of Law, will discuss the fundamentals of storytelling: the story drive; structure; beginnings, middles, and endings; openings; plot and character; and transitions. He will then take real-life legal cases and show how approaching them as a storyteller, utilizing basic narrative principles, might have affected their outcome.

Goldberg spent 25 years as a Hollywood screenwriter and producer, working on shows such as L.A. Law, The Paper Chase and Newhart. He has served as general counsel to the Writers Guild of America, West, and he also taught screenwriting at the University of Southern California's prestigious School of Cinematic Arts. Goldberg is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School.

Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Room 203, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

   Narrative Skills and The Law has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three hours of substantive CLE credit. Cost for this session is $90. For more information, visit www.duq.edu/cle, call 412.396.6300 or email cle@duq.edu.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.