Applied Legal Storytelling (AppLS) examines the use of stories, storytelling, or narrative elements in law practice, legal education, and the law. Past presentations have addressed the ways in which fiction-writing techniques or narrative theory can inform legal storytelling; stories in the law, or law as stories; legal storytelling and metaphor; client story advocacy; legal storytelling and cognitive science; and ethical considerations in legal storytelling
The Applied Legal Storytelling Conference brings together academics, judges, other law-makers, practitioners, and any other type of legal storyteller. The conference has previously convened in 2007 (London), 2009 (Portland), 2011 (Denver), 2013 (London), 2015 (Seattle), 2017 (Washington D.C.), 2019 (Boulder), and 2021 (Virtual/Mercer).
This summer’s conference is hosted by the Legal Writing Institute, the Clinical Legal Education Association, and The City Law School, City, University of London. It will take place from Wednesday, July 26 through Friday, July 28, 2023. The conference will be held at the The City Law School and will take place in-person. The conference will take place in both of the law school’s buildings on Whiskin and Sebastian Streets. The buildings are separated by a few city blocks and a comfortable ten-minute walk; sessions will be timed accordingly.