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Exemplary Legal Writing 2016: Books Selected By Our Respectable Authorities: Five Recommendations, Femi Cadmus Jan 2017

Exemplary Legal Writing 2016: Books Selected By Our Respectable Authorities: Five Recommendations, Femi Cadmus

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A brief review of five recommended exemplary legal books published in 2017.


Exemplary Law Books Of 2015: Five Recommendations, Femi Cadmus Jan 2016

Exemplary Law Books Of 2015: Five Recommendations, Femi Cadmus

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A brief review of five recommended exemplary legal books published in 2015.


Helping Students Develop A Humanistic Philosophy Of Lawyering, Beth Cohen Jan 2006

Helping Students Develop A Humanistic Philosophy Of Lawyering, Beth Cohen

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This Article considers the need to help students develop a cohesive philosophy of lawyering and suggests some ideas and methods to help introduce these concepts and concerns to students. Although this Article focuses primarily on aspects of the legal research and writing curriculum and pedagogy as well as professional development programs that can enhance the curriculum, the concepts are applicable and transferable to other subjects and courses. The purpose of this Article is to explore the issues raised by a conscious decision to help students consider and develop a beneficial philosophy of lawyering in areas including the development of legal ...


Using A Literary Case Study To Teach Lawyering Skills: How We Used Damages By Barry Werth In The First-Year Legal Writing Curriculum, Jeanne M. Kaiser, Myra Orlen Dec 2005

Using A Literary Case Study To Teach Lawyering Skills: How We Used Damages By Barry Werth In The First-Year Legal Writing Curriculum, Jeanne M. Kaiser, Myra Orlen

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First-year law students arrive for their first day of classes with varying perceptions about the practice of law and what it means to be a lawyer. Although some students have first-hand knowledge of the profession based on their work in a law office or from family members who are attorneys, many students base their entire conception of what it means to be a lawyer on images from popular media. The Authors discuss how they used a literary account to acquaint students with an authentic picture of litigation, while still teaching the rudiments of legal research and writing. The book used ...


Modeling: Placing Persuasion In Context, Myra G. Orlen Jan 2001

Modeling: Placing Persuasion In Context, Myra G. Orlen

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The Author discusses the use of a contextual model to teach persuasion and its proven success in first year classes at Western New England College School of Law.


Commenting On Student Writing, Beth Cohen, Jocelyn Cuffee, Harris Freeman, Jeanne M. Kaiser, Myra G. Orlen Jan 1999

Commenting On Student Writing, Beth Cohen, Jocelyn Cuffee, Harris Freeman, Jeanne M. Kaiser, Myra G. Orlen

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The Authors from Western New England College School of Law discuss perspectives on and approaches to responding to student writing.