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Storytelling for Law Workshop with Christiane Cargill Kinney (JD ’98)

It's always fun when alumni come back to share their successes and their latest endeavors, and the night of January 27 was a great example. Pepperdine Caruso Law alumna Christiane Cargill Kinney (JD '98) came back to (virtually) share a workshop with her husband, filmmaker Sean Kinney, based on their upcoming book, "Lights, Camera, Order in the Court!"

Joined by Caruso Law Professor Maureen Weston, the workshop gave an enjoyable overview of the upcoming book, teaching law students and trial attorneys how to engage their jury with dynamic, well-crafted stories surrounding their client's cases, based on Hollywood's best-known screenwriting methods. The dynamic duo taught the audience improvisation techniques, story and character arcs, and shared their own war stories, culminating in a three-hour workshop where all the participants got to prepare their own opening and closing statements based on a real and extremely bizarre trial.

The principals of their book can also be applied to the fields of business and entertainment, which will be the focus of the next two workshops in this series. Since some Caruso Law students complete a four-year combined JD/MBA program, Pepperdine's Institute for Entertainment, Sports, Media and Culture (IESMC) has crafted a unique approach to create synergy between the different disciplines and schools within this workshop.

As a special thank you to the Pepperdine community, please use discount code STORYTELLING at checkout to get 50% off the registration fee.

We hope you will join us for these upcoming dates in the series:

02/03 | 4-7 PM PT | Storytelling for Entertainment: please register here

02/10 | 4-7 PM PT | Storytelling for Business: please register here