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Educating Students About The Critiquing Process In A Lawyering Skills Course, Joel Atlas 2010 Cornell University Law School

Educating Students About The Critiquing Process In A Lawyering Skills Course, Joel Atlas

Joel Atlas

Reprinted from article published in XIV The Law Teacher 10 (Fall 2006)


Designing Research Assignments To Encourage Critical Thinking And Creative Problem-Solving Skills, Linda Kawaguchi 2010 Chapman University School of Law

Designing Research Assignments To Encourage Critical Thinking And Creative Problem-Solving Skills, Linda Kawaguchi

Linda Kawaguchi

Advanced legal research (ALR) courses are unique in that they provide continual and immediate feedback to both students and teachers over the course of the semester. Unlike traditional doctrinal courses, ALR typically employs a variety of teaching methods and students receive multiple forms of assessment. This level of interaction allows teachers to respond quickly when students are struggling with specific concepts or need clarification. This article analyzes lessons learned from two assignments.


Combining Forces: The Joint Defense Agreement In Civil Litigation, Stephen Messer 2010 University of Florida

Combining Forces: The Joint Defense Agreement In Civil Litigation, Stephen Messer

Stephen Messer

From day one of law school aspiring lawyers are taught that information shared in confidence between a lawyer and his client is confidential. Although all lawyers are well aware of this, surprisingly few know that conversations with a client and someone else's lawyer can also be privileged. This is what happens when a joint defense agreement is created; Joint defense agreements extend the attorney client privilege throughout the entire defense camp in cases where multiple defendants and their counsel have common interests in the litigation. This often overlooked, yet highly effective legal strategy may serve as a valuable tool ...


Does Westlawnext Really Change Everything: The Implications Of Westlawnext On Legal Research, Ronald Wheeler 2010 University of San Francisco

Does Westlawnext Really Change Everything: The Implications Of Westlawnext On Legal Research, Ronald Wheeler

Ronald E Wheeler

WestlawNext, Thomson Reuters newest electronic research service, has been around for over a year now. Ron Wheeler shares his thoughts on how this service may impact various aspects of legal research, and he suggests further study and research are necessary to fully evaluate and comprehend the system.


Why I Teach, Suzanne Darrow Kleinhaus 2010 Touro Law Center

Why I Teach, Suzanne Darrow Kleinhaus

Suzanne Darrow Kleinhaus

No abstract provided.


Introduction To Special Issue: Determining Legislative Intent In State Courts, Selected Methods And Sources, Linda Kawaguchi 2010 Chapman University School of Law

Introduction To Special Issue: Determining Legislative Intent In State Courts, Selected Methods And Sources, Linda Kawaguchi

Linda Kawaguchi

Judges and legislators alike have expressed a desire for more certainty on how and when legislative history should be used, both in the interpretation of statutes and to ascertain intent. This is an evolving area of the law, and states appear to be taking the lead in experimenting with methods to provide clarity to what has traditionally been a murky issue. These changes will have an impact on researchers in the future. The articles included in this issue were selected to demonstrate a range of approaches in the areas of legislative process, the history of courts and legislatures addressing the ...


Using "Forensic Irac" To Teach Students To Write, Suzanne Darrow Kleinhaus 2010 Touro Law Center

Using "Forensic Irac" To Teach Students To Write, Suzanne Darrow Kleinhaus

Suzanne Darrow Kleinhaus

No abstract provided.


The Carnegie Report And Legal Writing: Does The Report Go Far Enough?, Lisa McElroy, Christine Coughlin, Deborah Gordon 2010 Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

The Carnegie Report And Legal Writing: Does The Report Go Far Enough?, Lisa Mcelroy, Christine Coughlin, Deborah Gordon

Deborah S Gordon

The 2007 release of a comprehensive and innovative report on legal education, known now simply as the “Carnegie Report,” has generated widespread enthusiasm throughout the legal academy. Recognizing that law school “forms minds and shapes identities” of nearly all legal professionals, this landmark look at legal education applauds and defends legal pedagogy that integrates “theoretical and practical legal knowledge and professional identity.” Many legal educators have acknowledged the Carnegie Report’s importance, and some have begun to propose and develop educational programs that implement the Report’s recommendations.

Not all responses to the Carnegie Report have been positive, however. While ...


How Students’ Gratitude For Feedback Can Identify The Right Attitude For Success: Disciplined Optimism, Anna Hemingway 2010 Widener University Commonwealth Law School

How Students’ Gratitude For Feedback Can Identify The Right Attitude For Success: Disciplined Optimism, Anna Hemingway

Anna P. Hemingway

Students’ reactions to feedback are intriguing. Why is it that some students resist, and in fact almost resent, receiving suggestions for improving their work while others are grateful and clamor for more help? This short article examines the role of gratitude in legal education. It suggests that students who engage in disciplined optimism, i.e., positive attitude and hard work, are more likely to succeed in law school than students who avoid feedback and self-handicap their efforts.


When You're The Editor: Editing The Writing Of Other Lawyers Uses Skills Similar To Those Applied In Editing Your Own Writing But Also Requires 'Additional Roles', Anna Hemingway, Jennifer Lear 2010 Widener University Commonwealth Law School

When You're The Editor: Editing The Writing Of Other Lawyers Uses Skills Similar To Those Applied In Editing Your Own Writing But Also Requires 'Additional Roles', Anna Hemingway, Jennifer Lear

Anna P. Hemingway

This article provides editing tips and advice for editors of other people’s writing. It starts with the premise that editing other writers’ work requires many of the same skills as self-editing. It goes on to suggest, however, that in addition to using those skills, editors should adopt several unique strategies to more efficiently revise other writers’ drafts. It recommends that lawyers as editors take on the roles of reader, manager, coach, and copy editor. The article also provides editing advice for lawyers to follow as they comment on other writers’ drafts.


Fda Oversight Of Autologous Stem Cell Therapies: Legitimate Regulation Of Drugs And Devices Or Groundless Interference With The Practice Of Medicine?, Mary Ann Chirba, Stephanie M. Garfield 2010 Boston College Law School

Fda Oversight Of Autologous Stem Cell Therapies: Legitimate Regulation Of Drugs And Devices Or Groundless Interference With The Practice Of Medicine?, Mary Ann Chirba, Stephanie M. Garfield

Mary Ann Chirba

No abstract provided.


What Legal Employers Want And Really Need, E. Joan Blum, Mary Ann Chirba, Elisabeth Keller, Judith Tracey 2010 Boston College Law School

What Legal Employers Want And Really Need, E. Joan Blum, Mary Ann Chirba, Elisabeth Keller, Judith Tracey

Mary Ann Chirba

No abstract provided.


What Legal Employers Want And Really Need, E. Joan Blum, Mary Ann Chirba, Elisabeth Keller, Judith Tracey 2010 Boston College Law School

What Legal Employers Want And Really Need, E. Joan Blum, Mary Ann Chirba, Elisabeth Keller, Judith Tracey

E. Joan Blum

No abstract provided.


What Legal Employers Want And Really Need, E. Joan Blum, Mary Ann Chirba, Elisabeth Keller, Judith Tracey 2010 Boston College Law School

What Legal Employers Want And Really Need, E. Joan Blum, Mary Ann Chirba, Elisabeth Keller, Judith Tracey

Elisabeth Keller

No abstract provided.


Redefining Summary Judgment By Statute: The Legislative History Of Tennessee Code Annotated Section 20-16-101, Matthew R. Lyon, Judy M. Cornett 2010 Lincoln Memorial University

Redefining Summary Judgment By Statute: The Legislative History Of Tennessee Code Annotated Section 20-16-101, Matthew R. Lyon, Judy M. Cornett

Matthew Lyon

No abstract provided.


Case-Finding Techniques: Instructor's Notes, Lee A. Ryan 2010 University of San Francisco

Case-Finding Techniques: Instructor's Notes, Lee A. Ryan

Lee A. Ryan

This presentation, created for a class in California Legal Research, summarizes techniques for finding cases. It touches briefly on the use of secondary authorities, annotated codes, and Shepard's and KeyCite. It also covers tips for free-text, full-text case law research.


Falling Short: Has The Sec’S Quest To Control Market Manipulation And Abusive Short-Selling Come To An End Or Has It Really Just Begun?, Richard Ramirez 2010 Seton Hall University

Falling Short: Has The Sec’S Quest To Control Market Manipulation And Abusive Short-Selling Come To An End Or Has It Really Just Begun?, Richard Ramirez

Richard E. Ramirez, J.D. | CFCS

No abstract provided.


Institutional Repositories: A Plethora Of Possibilities, Carol A. Watson, James M. Donovan 2010 University of Georgia School of Law Library

Institutional Repositories: A Plethora Of Possibilities, Carol A. Watson, James M. Donovan

Carol A. Watson

The law library can be a major contributing partner to the success of its law school by establishing a digital repository to preserve and promote the institution's intellectual memory. Today's law school repositories have matured to include many more types of materials than simply faculty law review and journal articles. Librarians are ideally poised to capture, organize and preserve their institution's history in this new and powerful showcase.


Citation Advantage Of Open Access Legal Scholarship, James M. Donovan, Carol A. Watson 2010 University of Kentucky

Citation Advantage Of Open Access Legal Scholarship, James M. Donovan, Carol A. Watson

James M. Donovan

In this study focusing on the impact of open access on legal scholarship, the authors examine open access articles from three journals at the University of Georgia School of Law and confirm that legal scholarship freely available via open access improves an article’s research impact. Open access legal scholarship—which today appears to account for almost half of the output of law faculties—can expect to receive fifty-eight percent more citations than non–open access writings of similar age from the same venue.


Citation Advantage Of Open Access Legal Scholarship, James M. Donovan, Carol A. Watson 2010 University of Kentucky

Citation Advantage Of Open Access Legal Scholarship, James M. Donovan, Carol A. Watson

James M. Donovan

To date, there have been no studies focusing exclusively on the impact of open access on legal scholarship. We examine open access articles from three journals at the University of Georgia School of Law and confirm that legal scholarship freely available via open access improves an article’s research impact. Open access legal scholarship – which today appears to account for almost half of the output of law faculties – can expect to receive 58% more citations than non-open access writings of similar age from the same venue.


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