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The Art of Story Telling: Story Framing Steven Lubet Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois INTRODUCTION There are advocacy tools that add great power to the work of trial lawyers: theory, theme, and story frame. The first two concepts have been much explored in the literature on trial advocacy, but the third—story framing—might well have the most impact of all. I. EMPLOYING THEORY AND THEME As is well understood, a “theory of the case” explains what happened. It is a concise account of the...

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