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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.

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