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A Pro's Woe: Overcoming Writer's Block In A Hurry, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff 2018 Concordia University School of Law

A Pro's Woe: Overcoming Writer's Block In A Hurry, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

Even though attorneys spend much of their lives writing, we are not immune to writer’s block. Some of us have triedand- true methods for overcoming these slumps, but even then there might be times when the go-to trick that has worked in the past fails to put words on the page. So for this month we are going to look at some tips for overcoming even the worst episodes of writer’s block. [excerpt]


Attaching People To Their Problems: Eliminating Passive Voice And Vague -"Ing" Words From Your Writing, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff 2018 Concordia University School of Law

Attaching People To Their Problems: Eliminating Passive Voice And Vague -"Ing" Words From Your Writing, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

Legal writers often unknowingly use the passive voice or vague –“ing” words to create detachment. The problem with this is threefold: it leaves the reader wondering who is doing what, it’s boring, and it’s confusing. Fortunately, getting rid of detachment in your writing is easy if you identify and eliminate passive voice and vague –“ing” words. [excerpt]


Confusing Word Pairs, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff 2018 Concordia University School of Law

Confusing Word Pairs, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

Here are [a number of] confusing word pairs explained and some tips to help you use the correct word when writing or editing. [excerpt]


Felix V. Sero : Brief Of Petitioner On Writ Of Certiorari To The Utah Supreme Court, Jennifer Joslin, Brandon Fuller 2018 S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Felix V. Sero : Brief Of Petitioner On Writ Of Certiorari To The Utah Supreme Court, Jennifer Joslin, Brandon Fuller

Utah Law Student Scholarship

Best Brief in the 2018 Traynor Moot Court Competition. Drafted by Jen Joslin and Brandon Fuller, S.J. Quinney College of Law.

This case turns on the great import of protecting and preserving the best interests of children. There are two questions for this Court to determine: (1) the extent to which a parent’s right to travel should influence a custody determination, and (2) the extent to which one parent may avoid paying a share of childcare expenses by asserting an equitable defense of laches. Though both questions implicate the rights and interests of the parents, this Court’s ...


Law Library Blog (March 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School of Law 2018 Roger Williams University

Law Library Blog (March 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Index To Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff's Advocate Articles, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff 2018 Concordia University School of Law

Index To Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff's Advocate Articles, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

Faculty Scholarship

This document functions as an index to help readers to navigate Professor Fordyce-Ruff's Advocate column articles better.


What Don’T You Know And How Will You Learn It? (Reviewing Susan Nevelow Mart, The Algorithm As A Human Artifact: Implications For Legal [Re]Search, 109 Law Libr. J. 387), Elizabeth Adelman 2018 University at Buffalo School of Law

What Don’T You Know And How Will You Learn It? (Reviewing Susan Nevelow Mart, The Algorithm As A Human Artifact: Implications For Legal [Re]Search, 109 Law Libr. J. 387), Elizabeth Adelman

Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Gender Disparity In Law Review Citation Rates, Christopher A. Cotropia, Lee Petherbridge 2018 College of William & Mary Law School

Gender Disparity In Law Review Citation Rates, Christopher A. Cotropia, Lee Petherbridge

William & Mary Law Review

Gender disparity in scholarly influence—measured in terms of differential citation to academic work—has been widely documented. The weight of the evidence is that, in many fields of academic inquiry, papers authored by women receive fewer citations than papers authored by men. To investigate whether a similar gender disparity in scholarly influence exists in legal studies, we analyze the impact of gender on citation to articles published in top 100 law reviews between 1990 and 2010. We find evidence of gender disparity in citation rates, but in surprising contrast to observations made in other disciplines, we observe that articles ...


Digital Literacy: Detecting Fake News In A Post-Truth Era, Carol A. Watson 2018 University of Georgia School of Law Library

Digital Literacy: Detecting Fake News In A Post-Truth Era, Carol A. Watson

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

Discusses the origins and impact of "fake news" and implications for a law practice.


Searching High And Low: Advanced Search Tips And Tricks, Wendy Moore 2018 University of Georgia School of Law Library

Searching High And Low: Advanced Search Tips And Tricks, Wendy Moore

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

Searching is easy; so much so, that you can be surprised when the desired information is not retrieved in the first few search results when doing a basic Google search. A basic Google search, while a good place to begin, should not also be the end of your search. This paper gives you search strategies to apply when a basic Google search does not produce the results you


The Theory Of The Case: Competitive Intelligence Tips For Attorneys, Suzanne R. Graham 2018 University of Georgia School of Law Library

The Theory Of The Case: Competitive Intelligence Tips For Attorneys, Suzanne R. Graham

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

Explores web-based or web-hosted tools that help in three important areas of online legal research: competitive intelligence, business intelligence, and investigative research. The tools are new and shiny, but the strategizing and intellectual legwork needed to use them effectively mirrors how an attorney prepares a case for trial. Shares notable tools with guidance on shortcomings and strengths.


Using Social Media Research To Your Advantage, Endia S. Paige 2018 University of Georgia School of Law Library

Using Social Media Research To Your Advantage, Endia S. Paige

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

We live in a time when Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks have become so integrated into daily life that it is critical for attorneys to maintain a basic understanding of the most popular platforms and how they can benefit his or her legal practice.

Social media has made it easier to gather information about litigants and other professionals in the legal field. This paper provides an overview of the most popular social media platforms used by adults in the United States and gives insight into how attorneys can use them to conduct legal and investigative research.


From The Capitol To The West Wing: Making The Most Of Federal Law And U.S. Government Information On The Web, Anne Burnett 2018 University of Georgia School of Law Library

From The Capitol To The West Wing: Making The Most Of Federal Law And U.S. Government Information On The Web, Anne Burnett

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

When searching for federal government materials and federal law on the web, researchers are more likely to encounter an overabundance of information than a lack thereof. Fortunately, free federal government and non-government sites have made great strides in improving accessibility to these materials through better organization and finding tools.

This paper directs researchers to both official and unofficial free sites providing access to federal government materials, including federal law. These sites are an alternative to fee-based services, including Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg BNA and FastCase, although most do not contain all of the bells and whistles that these commercial services offer ...


The Communications Decency Act: Immunity For Internet-Facilitated Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Haley C. Halverson 2018 National Center on Sexual Exploitation

The Communications Decency Act: Immunity For Internet-Facilitated Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Haley C. Halverson

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

This paper reviews the original intent and historical application of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), most notably Section 230, with special regard to cases of Internet-facilitated commercial sexual exploitation. Although the CDA was originally created to protect children online, Section 230 of the CDA has been interpreted by the courts to grant broad immunities to websites facilitating the sexual exploitation of children and adults alike. Through analyzing the genesis and evolution of the CDA, it becomes clear that court interpretations of Section 230 are starkly inconsistent with original Congressional intent, and that the primary way to avoid de facto decriminalization ...


Law Library Blog (February 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School of Law 2018 Roger Williams University

Law Library Blog (February 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Odds And Ends: My Inbox Part Ii, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff 2018 Concordia University School of Law

Odds And Ends: My Inbox Part Ii, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

One of the joys of writing this column is hearing from my readers. Every month a loyal Advocate reader contacts me. Some just let me know about a topic they particularly enjoyed. Others, though, ask for advice or answers to specific questions.

This month, I’ve decided to share some of the tips, tricks, and answers that have gone out to individuals. We will look at when e-editing isn’t particularly helpful, combating verbosity, using numbers correctly, and how to correctly identify a nickname. [excerpt]


Help The Reader Swim Downstream: Create Flow In Your Writing, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff 2018 Concordia University School of Law

Help The Reader Swim Downstream: Create Flow In Your Writing, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

Idahoans know flow. We have the most amazing rivers just out of our backdoors. But as legal writers, Idaho attorneys need to do more than look outside to create effective writing. This month’s column will focus on flow when writing, and how to achieve that flow through better paragraphs. [excerpt]


A Quick Reference: Tricky Prepositions And Confusing Adjectives, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff 2018 Concordia University School of Law

A Quick Reference: Tricky Prepositions And Confusing Adjectives, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

I’ll admit it: This month’s column is a little bit for my students (and newer law grads). It seems that about this time each year my students start to notice that they struggle with certain prepositions and adjectives. So as I begin to deal with these issues in my class, it occurred to me that it might be helpful to my readers to have the same type of quick guide. This month we’ll cover the most common preposition and adjective mistakes, and some tips for remembering their correct usage. [excerpt]


Beyond The Basics: Typographic Symbols In Writing, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff 2018 Concordia University School of Law

Beyond The Basics: Typographic Symbols In Writing, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

Last week my students finished their major assignment for the spring semester. As we were working on proofing and editing, one student asked me when to use § and when to use “section.” I quickly explained the rules, but I’m so used to the legal writing conventions about § that I was almost shocked by the question. Later it dawned on me that other writers might also be confused about when or how to use typographic symbols in their writing. So this month’s column will cover general advice about using symbols, as well as specific advice about using common symbols ...


Beyond The Basics: Transitive, Intransitive, Ditransitive And Ambitransitive Verbs, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff 2018 Concordia University School of Law

Beyond The Basics: Transitive, Intransitive, Ditransitive And Ambitransitive Verbs, Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff

Here’s a good laugh: Lori walks into the kitchen and says to Greg, “Make me a sandwich.” Greg waives his hands wildly and replies, “Poof! You’re a sandwich.” I know you all love a good grammar joke as much as I do. That one’s worth at least a chuckle, right? But, don’t you wonder what makes that funny? And don’t you wonder if the correct phrasing should be “Please make a sandwich for me”? The answer lies, of course, in grammar. To understand whether “Make me a sandwich” is a correct way to ask someone ...


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