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The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

2010

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Lawyering Outside Lawsuits: Incorporating Negotiations, Settlements, And Mediations Into The Legal Writing Curriculum, Olivia Farrar, A.G. Harmon Jan 2010

Lawyering Outside Lawsuits: Incorporating Negotiations, Settlements, And Mediations Into The Legal Writing Curriculum, Olivia Farrar, A.G. Harmon

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Legal education is built around a core irony: almost no human disputes are resolved via trials, and yet we dedicate years to teaching law students how to resolve disputes via litigation. To remedy this incongruity between legal education and the reality of lawyering, the two of us have begun integrating negotiations, settlements, and mediation into our 1L legal writing curriculum. This article describes why and how we have introduced our students to these non-litigation skill sets, starting to train them in what we believe may be their most powerful dispute resolution skills when they enter the legal world.


The Stellar Parenthetical Illustration: A Tool To Open Doors In A Tight Job Market, Laurie A. Lewis Jan 2010

The Stellar Parenthetical Illustration: A Tool To Open Doors In A Tight Job Market, Laurie A. Lewis

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The carefully crafted parenthetical illustration can be a powerful tool in persuasive legal analysis. It can also reflect five areas of a student’s practice-ready skills. These skills include research, use of mandatory and persuasive authorities, rule synthesis and application, clarity and conciseness in writing, and citation form. The student who achieves competency not only in formatting citations but also in drafting clear, concise, illustrative parentheticals demonstrates an understanding of rule permutations. This competency can open doors for opportunities both within and outside law school. Doors can open to better grades, journal invitations, publication offers, internship and externship placements, and ...


The Uniform Bar Examination: A Benefit To Law School Graduates, Veryl Victoria Miles Jan 2010

The Uniform Bar Examination: A Benefit To Law School Graduates, Veryl Victoria Miles

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