Friday, July 25, 2014

"Using an Alumni Survey to Assess Whether Skills Teaching Aligns with Alumni Practice"

This is a new article by Professor Sheila Miller (Dayton) and available at 32 Miss. C.L. Rev. 419 (2014) and here on SSRN.  From the abstract:

This article addresses the implications of the results of a survey of alumni in which they identify the research and writing skills they use in practice. Comparisons are drawn to other similar survey results. The author draws conclusions regarding techniques to be used in teaching research and writing skills based on the survey results. This article should be helpful to those who are interested in pursuing data on their own alumni, a practice encouraged by the article. Moreover, the article should be helpful for those teaching research and writing because there are implications from the findings that may inform how research and writing skills are taught. Finally, this article will add to the discussion within the legal academy about the extent to which the law school curriculum should prepare students for the practice of law.


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