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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Professor Linda Edwards' Article Reviewed in Jotwell

Linda Edwards is the E.L. Cord Foundation Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On April 1, her article Where Do the Prophets Stand?: Hamdi, Myth, and the Master's Tools, was reviewed by Michael Cedrone of Jotwell.

"Linda Edwards’ article is a thoughtful examination of the hidden and unexplored role of narrative in legal decisions. The article raises fundamental questions about the nature and boundaries of legal discourse and demonstrates that narrative theory and cognitive study can bridge the distance between what one may call ‘traditionalist legal analysis’ and its ‘oppositionist’ critique. The article is a delight. It joins an arresting image to an elegant argument, and it is beautifully written," Cedrone said in his review.

Professor Edwards is a national leader in the field of legal writing, having been awarded the 2009 Thomas Blackwell Award for her lifetime achievements in and contributions to the field.