I began law teaching at DePaul University in 1975, and joined the
faculty at West Virginia University in 1977. I have held visiting
appointments at the University of Kentucky, Washington & Lee,
and in the Department of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts,
My teaching now focuses on the "turn to narrative"
in legal education and the legal profession (lawyers and literature, lawyers and film, the lawyer
as storyteller) and criminal law (with advanced courses that focus on jury instructions, reading trial transcripts, and crime film documentaries). In the story/narrative courses, I ask students to read literary texts and watch films and explore the broader meaning of their lives as