Monday, July 23, 2007
Sarah Ricks sent the blog a good idea for using Ruth Ann McKinney's Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert (Carolina Academic Press). Below is her suggestion.
"Last fall, I required all of my One L students to buy Ruth Ann McKinney's book, which I learned about at an Academic Support AALS meeting.
"I tacked on an additional two classes at the outset of the semester to function as a substantive orientation to legal reading. We spent two classes walking through much of the book, and I later assigned portions of it to introduce specific types of legal material – such as 'how to read statutes.'
"It is an excellent book - unpretentious, accessible, and interesting. If anyone would like the handouts I created to use in those first two classes, just drop me an e-mail and I'd be glad to share."
Sarah Ricks, Rutgers-Camden