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2006

Legal Writing and Research

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Seattle University School of Law

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Leveling The Playing Field: Helping Students Succeed By Helping Them Learn To Read As Expert Lawyers, Laurel Oates Jan 2006

Leveling The Playing Field: Helping Students Succeed By Helping Them Learn To Read As Expert Lawyers, Laurel Oates

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The article explores a way in which law schools can level the field of student admission in order to ensure the success of students as law students and as lawyers in the United States. A study which compares the reading skills of a professor and four students who had been admitted to law school under a special admissions program is presented. It provides the techniques for students to develop their reading skills. It emphasizes on the importance of teaching legal reading.