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By Dr. Sunwolf, Phillip A. Hubbart
Book Review columns.
Lawyering Theory — First Rodney King Assault Trial
Ty Alper, Anthony G. Amsterdam, Todd E. Edelman, Randy Hertz, Rachel Shapiro Janger, Jennifer McAllister-Nevins, Sonya Rudenstine, Robin Walker-Sterling
Stories Told and Untold Lawyering Theory Analyses of the First Rodney King Assault Trial
12 Clinical Law Review 1 (2005)
One could teach trial advocacy from this law review issue, and not surprisingly the volume stems from a Lawyering Theory Colloquium at New York University. With an introduction by Anthony G. Amsterdam, Randy Hertz, and Robin Walker-Sterling, it is described as a “mosaic article” that “emerged from the collaboration of five law students, a practicing lawyer, and two clinical law teachers.” Focusing on one specific trial, the 1992 state-court trial in which “four Los Angeles police officers were charged with assaulting motorist Rodney King,” the authors “concentrated on the uses that the prosecution and defense lawyers made or could have made of various narrative strateg
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