On storytelling in law:
"Plotting is important in any legal storytelling. It is crucial in legal advocacy that can best be understood as the battle of competing stories in the courtroom." But "even where the legal storyteller is an appellate judge who is purportedly retelling a story 'objectively,' merely presenting the facts in a simple linear chronology, she inevitably constructs the trajectory of a purposeful plot to reach a predetermined outcome."
--Philip N. Meyer, Storytelling for Lawyers