Tuesday, January 14, 2014
New Article: Legal Writing Professors Need to Draw on General Education Research in Order to Remain in the Forefront of Evolving Best Practices in Legal Education
The Second Draft has just published my article "Legal Writing Professors Need to Draw on General Education Research in Order to Remain in the Forefront of Evolving Best Practices in Legal Education." (here at 12) It is my contention that legal education reformers need to be aware of the latest insights in general education research to properly reform legal education and deliver the best possible teaching. Cognitive psychologists have discovered how the brain learns, and education scholars have used this new learning to develop better ways to teach students. The new approaches to teaching and learning apply just as well to legal education as they do to science, medicine, mathematics, secondary education, etc. This paper is intended to show how the insights of general education research apply to legal writing professors.
The theme of this issue of the Second Draft is Legal Research and Writing Faculty: At the Forefront of Best Practices and Legal Education Reform. You can find the entire issue here. Thanks to Professor Harris Freeman and his co-editors for their hard work on this issue.