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Teaching In Practice: Legal Writing Faculty As Expert Writing Consultants To Law Firms, E. Joan Blum, Kathleen E. Vinson Apr 2008

Teaching In Practice: Legal Writing Faculty As Expert Writing Consultants To Law Firms, E. Joan Blum, Kathleen E. Vinson

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

As experts in the pedagogy and substance of legal writing, full-time legal writing faculty who serve as writing consultants to law firms help fill an increasing need for training and support of lawyers. In addition to providing a direct benefit to lawyers and their firms, this practice benefits the legal academy by providing fresh ideas for teaching and scholarship. This article discusses generally the practice of legal writing consulting in law firms by full-time legal writing faculty. The article provides background in theory and practice, addressing why law firms seek outside consultants for this type of training and support and ...


Happy Law Students, Happy Lawyers, Nancy Levit, Douglas Linder Jan 2008

Happy Law Students, Happy Lawyers, Nancy Levit, Douglas Linder

Nancy Levit

This article draws on research into the science of happiness and asks a series of interrelated questions: Whether law schools can make law students happier? Whether making happier law students will translate into making them happier lawyers, and the accompanying question of whether making law students happier would create better lawyers? After covering the limitations of genetic determinants of happiness and happiness set-points, the article addresses those qualities that happiness research indicates are paramount in creating satisfaction: control, connections, creative challenge (or flow), and comparisons (preferably downward). Those qualities are then applied to legal education, while addressing the larger philosophical ...


Morte E Ressurreição Da Hermenêutica, Ivo T. Gico Dec 2007

Morte E Ressurreição Da Hermenêutica, Ivo T. Gico

Ivo Teixeira Gico Jr.

Este artigo trata dos objetivos e utilidades da hermenêutica, seja para tomada de decisões, seja para a compreensão do que é Direito. É por meio da hermenêutica que juristas de toda sorte acreditam extrair sentido e conteúdo das normas jurídicas de modo científico, quando, na verdade, a utilizam para fundamentar sua decisão pré-concebida. É a hermenêutica verdadeiro instrumento científico para se chegar a soluções justas ou mera forma de expressão para legitimação de decisões?

This article deals with hermeneutics true objectives and utilities, either as a decision making instrument or to answer the question: What is the Law? It’s ...