As I Read I Weep: In Praise of Judicial Narrative

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The use of narrative in law and its legal relevance has many diverse aspects. The relationship between law and narrative is a multifaceted one, and not easily defined or even admitted. This kind of relationship is enhanced when looking at judicial writing. There is a gap between the function of the judicial text as a public normative act and its private dimension, which is expressed in a catalogue of personal creative choices. The continuous tension creates a number of complex questions, pertaining to the ethics and the desirable modes of judicial narrative, which are dealt with in the article.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-501
JournalOklahoma City University Law Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


  • Law and narrative
  • judicial narrative
  • ethics od judicial narratives
  • internal narratives
  • external narratives


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