Tuesday lecture: NICOLAS HERZOG
Nicolas Herzog: Narration and the daily legal work
November 27 at 18:00, NTA in Fredrikstad
Free entrance! Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join.
Fueled by a tenacious interest in literature and philosophy, Nicolas Herzog sees reading as one of the obvious ways to be immersed in and enjoy narration. The notion of narration, however, is much broader than to be limited only to literature, such as fiction, and performing arts and movies. In perhaps less obvious ways the art and technique of narration – or better yet framing – plays a critical role also in the legal system, politics and law-making. In his presentation, Nicolas Herzog will aim to explore, from a litigator's perspective, the general foundations of the narration theory, its application in literature and politics, and its hidden significance in the daily legal work.
Nicolas Herzog, admitted to the Zurich bar, is an attorney practicing in Switzerland. He is specialized in commercial dispute resolution and represents an international clientele from various industries before Swiss state courts and international arbitral tribunals. Nicolas studied law at the University of Zurich and obtained a PhD in contract law. He completed his academic studies with a graduate degree from New York University School of Law in 2004. According to the industry guide Who’s Who Legal he is perceived as a "a superb litigator and wins praise among sources" and comes "highly recommended". Nicolas publishes in his field of work and has recently submitted an article on the nuts and bolts of drafting statement of claims – which in essence are a narration of the claimant's case brought before a court of law.