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Kiernan-Johnson, Derek Huntley Senior Instructor


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research overview

  • Derek Kiernan-Johnson studies legal rhetoric and communication, with a focus on narrative theory, constitutive rhetoric, and visual persuasion.


  • Narrative theory, rhetoric theory, constitutive rhetoric, visual persuasion, learning theory, typography, beverages



courses taught

  • LAWS 6236 - Judicial Opinion Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Places contemporary American judicial opinion in historical and comparative context. Analyzes individual and institutional writing choices that authors of judicial opinions must make and ethical dilemmas they must confront. Builds upon the first-year legal-writing curriculum. Challenges students to develop and defend their own opinion-writing approaches and styles as well as to write from approaches and in styles that are not their own.


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