August 18, 2006
Preparedness of Incoming Law Students
Cathaleen A. Roach has written a thought-provoking article about trends we may expect to see in our students over the next few years, trends that are not entirely encouraging. Several studies have suggested that students in high schools and colleges are receiving less and less instruction and practice in research and writing and, as a result, are graduating college with increasingly poorly developed analytical skills. In addition, students are exhibiting increasing passivity in their approaches to learning.
Her article has important implications for legal pedagogy in general and academic support efforts in particular. You will find her article, "Is the Sky Falling? Ruminations on Incoming Law Student Preparedness (and Implications for the Profession) in the Wake of Recent National and Other Reports," in 11 Leg. Writing 295 (2005).(dbw)
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