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Philip N. Meyer

Professor of Law

LLM, Columbia University, 1985;
JD, Vermont Law School, 1980;
MFA, University of Iowa, 1973;
BA, Brandeis University, 1971

Phone: 802-831-1027
Email: pmeyer@vermontlaw.edu

Publications

Book and Chapters

  • With Anthony G. Amsterdam, Making Our Clients' Stories Heard: A Guide to Narrative Strategies For Appellate and Postconviction Lawyers, (ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE U.S. COURTS PUB. 2009.)
  • With Papke, Huang, Mazur, Menkel-Meadow, Miller, Etc., Law and Popular Culture: Text, Notes, and Questions, (LEXIS/NEXIS - MATTHEW BENDER & CO. 2007).
  • Chapter, "Desperate for Love: Analysis of a Defendant's Closing Argument to a Jury," reprinted from Vermont Law Review in Popular Culture and Law (Ashgate Press 2006).
  • Chapter, "Adaptation, What Post-Conviction Relief Practitioners Representing Condemned Inmates Might Learn from Popular Storytellers About Narrative Persuasion," reprinted from Vermont Law Review in Popular Culture and Law (Ashgate Press 2006).
  • Entry, "F. Lee Bailey," in Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (Yale University Press 2006).
  • Chapter, "Why a Jury Trial Is More Like a Movie Than a Novel," reprinted in Anthologies in Law and Film (Stephen Machura and Peter Robson eds., Blackwell 2001).

Articles

  • "Revsiting L.A. Law," a chapter in "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Lawyers on Television" (Michael Asimow, Editor), A.B.A. Book Publishers (2009)
  • "When Worlds Collide: Exploring Intersections Between Legal Writing and Clinical Pedagogy, Scholarship and Practice," Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (J.A.L.W.D.) (2007).
  • "Are the Characters in A Death Penalty Brief Like he Characters in a Movie?" 32 Vermont Law Review 877 (Death Penalty Symposium 2008)
  • "Retelling the Darkest Story: Mystery, Suspense and Detectives in a Brief Written on Behalf of a Condemned Inmate," 58 Mercer Law Review 665 (2007).
  • "Desperate for Love": Cinematic Influences Upon a Defendant's Closing Argument To A Jury, (18 Vermont Law Review 721) reprinted in Popular Culture and Law: International Library of Essays in Law and Society (Sherwin and Sarat, editors), Ashgate Press (2006).
  • "Adaptation: What Attorneys Representing Condemned Inmates Might Learn From Popular Storytellers About Narrative Persuasion," in Law and Popular Culture, Oxford University Press (2005).
  • "F. Lee Bailey," entry in Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law, Yale University Press (Roger Newman ed. 2009).
  • Using Films as Texts in the First Year Criminal Law Course, 28, Vt. L. Rev. 895 (2004).
  • With S. Cusic, Using Nonfiction Films as Visual Texts in the First Year Criminal Law Course, 28 Vt. L.. Rev. (2004).
  • The Darkness Visible: Litigation Stories and Lawrence Joseph's Lawyerland, 53 Syracuse L. Rev. 1311 (2003).
  • Making the Narrative Move: Observations Based Upon Reading Gerry Spence's Closing Argument in The Estate of Karen Silkwood v. Kerr McGee, Inc., 9 Clinical Law Rev. 229 (2002).
  • Why a Jury Trial Is More Like a Movie Than a Novel, 28 J.L. Soc'y 133 (2001).
  • Voluntary Acts, 24 Legal Stud. F. 369 (2000).
  • Desperate for Love III: Rethinking Closing Arguments as Stories, 50 S.C. L. Rev. 715 (1999).
  • Introduction to Symposium: Legal Writing, Narrative, and the Law, 20 Legal Stud. F. 1 (1996).
  • The Frog Explodes: A Legal Writing Teacher's Dream, 20 Legal Stud. F. 137 (1996).
  • Desperate for Love 2: Further Reflections on the Interpretation of Legal and Popular Storytelling in Closing Arguments to a Jury in a Complex Criminal Case, 30 U.S.F. L. Rev. 931 (1996).
  • Confessions of Legal Writing Teacher, 46 J. Legal Educ. 27 (1996).
  • Essay, The Pathology of Practice, 8 St. Thomas L. Rev. 215 (1995).
  • Desperate for Love: Analysis of a Defendant's Closing Argument to a Jury, 18Vt. L. Rev. 721 (1994).
  • Will You Please Be Quiet, Please: Lawyers Learning to Listen to Stories, 18 Vt. L. Rev. 567 (1994).
  • Visual Literacy and the Legal Culture: Reading Film as Text in the Law School Setting, 17 Legal Stud. F. 73 (1993).
  • Fingers Pointing at the Moon: New Perspectives on Teaching Legal Writing and Analysis, 25 Conn. L. Rev. 777 (1993).
  • Law Students Go to the Movies, 24 Conn. L. Rev. 893 (1992).
  • Convicts, Criminals, Prisoners and Outlaws, 42 J. Legal Educ. 129 (1992).