Linda L. Berger

Family Foundation Professor of Law
Phone: 702-895-2699
B.S., cum laude, University of Colorado–Boulder
J.D., summa cum laude, Case Western Reserve University



Linda L. Berger, A Rhetorician's Practical Wisdom66 Mercer L. Rev. 459 (2015).

Linda L. Berger, Metaphor and Analogy: The Sun and Moon of Legal Persuasion, 22 J. L. & Pol'y 147 (2013).

Linda L. Berger, A Revised View of the Judicial Hunch, 10 Legal Comm. & Rhetoric: JALWD 1 (2013).

Linda L. Berger, Metaphor in Law as Poetic and Propositional Language, The European Legacy: Towards New Paradigms, Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) (2013).

Linda Berger & Jack L. Sammons, The Law's Mystery, 2 Brit. J. Am. Legal Stud. 1 (2013).

Linda L. Berger, The Lady, or the Tiger? A Field Guide to Metaphor & Narrative, 50 Washburn L.J. 275 (2011).

Linda L. Berger, Studying and Teaching “Law as Rhetoric”: A Place to Stand, 16 J. Legal Writing Inst. 3 (2010).

Linda L. Berger et al., The Past, Presence, and Future of Legal Writing Scholarship: Rhetoric, Voice, and Community, 16 J. Legal Writing Inst. 521 (2010).

Linda L. Berger, Symposium, The Legal Writing Institute: Celebrating 25 Years of Teaching and Scholarship, 61 Mercer L. Rev. 803 (2010).

Linda L. Berger, How Embedded Knowledge Structures Affect Judicial Decision Making: An Analysis of Metaphor, Narrative, and Imagination in Child Custody Disputes, 18 S. Cal. Interdisc. L.J. 259 (2009).

Linda L. Berger, Of Metaphor, Metonymy, and Corporate Money: Rhetorical Choices in Supreme Court Decisions on Campaign Finance Regulation, 58 Mercer L. Rev. 949 (2007).

Linda L. Berger, What is the Sound of a Corporation Speaking? How the Cognitive Theory of Metaphor Can Help Lawyers Shape the Law, 2 J. Ass’n Legal Writing Directors 169 (2004).

Linda L. Berger, Shielding the Unmedia: Using the Process of Journalism to Protect the Journalist’s Privilege in an Infinite Universe of Publication, 39 Hous. L. Rev. 1371 (2003).

Linda L. Berger, Do Best Practices in Legal Education Include Emphasis on Compositional Modes of Studying Law as a Liberal Art?, 1 J. Ass’n Legal Writing Directors 158 (2002).

Linda L. Berger, Lies Between Mommy and Daddy: The Case for Recognizing Spousal Emotional Distress Claims Based on Domestic Deceit That Interferes With Parent-Child Relationships, 33 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 449 (2000).

Linda L. Berger, A Reflective, Rhetorical Model: The Legal Writing Teacher as Reader and Writer, 6 J. Legal Writing Inst. 57 (2000).

Linda L. Berger, Applying New Rhetoric to Legal Discourse: The Ebb and Flow of Reader and Writer, Text and Context, 49 J. Legal Educ. 155 (1999).

Linda L. Berger, Note, Government-Owned Media: The Government as Speaker and Censor, 35 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 707 (1985).


Commentaries, Essays, and Reviews

Linda L. Berger, What is the Sound of a Corporation Speaking? “Just Another Voice,” According to the Supreme Court, Admin. & Reg. L. News, Spring 2010, at 8.


Practice Oriented Publications

Linda L. Berger, Document Design for Lawyers: The End of the Typewriter Era, Ga. B. J., Feb. 2011, at 62.

Linda L. Berger, Master Metaphors: Metaphors Have the Power to Help Us Reason, Learn, and Persuade, Complete Lawyer, Nov. 2008.


Linda L. Berger on the Scholarly Commons

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise
First Amendment
Law and Rhetoric
Legal Writing