Tuesday, July 31, 2018

For your students - Professor Orin Kerr's "How to Read a Legal Opinion"

Professor Orin Kerr posts a reminder each each year about this time over at the Volokh Conspiracy re: an essay he authored back in 2007 which many law students (and non-lawyers too) find helpful. It's been downloaded almost 40k times so you know a lot of people have already benefited from it. 

You can download Professor Kerr's essay yourself here; below is the abstract:

How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students

This essay is designed to help new law students prepare for the first few weeks of class. It explains what judicial opinions are, how they are structured, and what law students should look for when reading them.

(jbl). 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2018/07/for-your-students-professor-orin-kerrs-how-to-read-a-legal-opinion.html

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