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Monday, March 30, 2015

Professor Linda Edwards and Linda Berger to Present at Michigan State Law Review Symposium

From left: Linda Berger and Linda Edwards
Linda Berger is the Family Foundation Professor of Law at the Boyd School of Law.

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

On April 10, Professors Berger and Edwards will present at the Michigan State Law Review Spring Symposium, titled Persuasion in Civil Rights Advocacy. Professor Berger will present a paper titled, "The Color-Blind Constitution: Thinking Through the Unanticipated Consequences of Brief Writing." Professor Edwards will speak on "Hearing Voices: Legitimate Uses of Non-Party Narratives in Abortion & Gay Rights Litigation."

Professor Berger's research, writing, and teaching converge on the study and practice of legal rhetoric, drawing on cognitive psychology as well as composition, rhetoric, metaphor, and narrative theory.

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.