Wednesday, February 22, 2006

kudos to Brooklyn's legal writing program!

Congratulations to Marilyn Walter, Betsy Fajans, and the rest of the Brooklyn Law School legal writing program for their excellent symposium last Friday, on Teaching Writing and Teaching Doctrine: a Symbiotic Relationship?  It was an extremely interesting and useful afternoon of theoretical and practical insights on integrating legal writing training into doctrinal and lawyering courses.

Marilyn Walter moderated the program, which included:

Carol Parker (Tennessee), Writing Across the Curriculum: Theoretical and Practical Justifications;

Pamela Lysaght (Detroit Mercy), Developing Writing Skills in a Doctrinal Course;

Eric Goldman (Marquette), Teaching Drafting Skills in a Specialized Context, specifically, contracts;

Claire Kelly (Brooklyn), Teaching Scholarly Writing;

Philip Meyer (Vermont), Teaching Narrative Skills to Enhance Advocacy; and

Betsy Fajans (Brooklyn), Adding a Writing Practicum to a Doctrinal Course.

I understand that the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute plans to publish the papers, and I look forward to reading them. This was a very effective way to celebrate the writing program’s twenty-fifth anniversary.

Bill Dunlap
Quinnipiac University School of Law
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06518

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