Professor Michael Tigar Lectures
"Building case Theories & Narratives in Litigation"

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Sixth Floor J.D. Lounge
Reception to follow

Professor Tigar will discuss the development of case theories and narratives for the prosecution/plaintiff and the defense, including the following topics:

  • Person-oriented and rule-oriented case theory
  • Narratives built from human experience
  • Whose narrative(s) should the advocate present?
  • Who will tell or guide the narrative?
  • To whom will the story be told? Who are the jurors?

Professor Tigar is a Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law. He is a professor emeritus at WCL. In law practice, Professor Tigar has represented clients such as The Washington Post and Terry Nichols. He is author or editor of more than a dozen books, including Fighting Injustice, Examining Witnesses (2d. ed.), Persuasion: The Litigator's Art, and Law and The Rise of Capitalism (2d.ed.).