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Friday, May 22, 2009

Teaching about Writing by Doing

I am just back from an arduous "vacation" with to Disneyworld with my husband, my toddler, and my preschooler (hence the blogging hiatus), to find that all hell has broken loose, at least, as Howard Wasserman has been describing, where notice pleading rules are concerned.

One good thing that happened in my absence, though, is that my colleague Jacqueline Lipton's short article, "Ph.D. Lite":  A New Approach to Teaching Scholarly Legal Writing has been published in the inaugural issue of de novo, the Cardozo Law Review's online supplement. Among other things, Jacqui explains in this article how she writes a short article at the same time and on the same schedule as her students who are writing their Notes and shares her progress (and her drafts) with them. This strikes me as an extraordinarily brave but likely very effective way of teaching good writing. Read more about it here

Posted by Jessie Hill on May 22, 2009 at 09:11 PM | Permalink


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