May 6, 2006
typos & kryptonite?
I couldn't possibly make this stuff up. Far better wits have to. Check out:
hat tip: Prof. Richard Graves, University of Arkansas School of Law, at Little Rock
May 5, 2006
To see the official cyber announcement of Ralph "The Legend" Brill's receipt of the Burton Award, go to http://www.burtonawards.com/ and on the left side click on "Outstanding Contributions." To see a full list of law professors who earned awards for individual articles, go to http://www.burtonawards.com/PDFs/2006_law_school_winners.pdf.
hat tip: The Legend himself
hat tip: Sarah Ricks, Rutgers-Camden
have YOU ever plagiarized?
There's an interesting new article about truly inadvertent plagiarizing. It even has a medical-sounding name. The good news is, with careful attention to remembering your sources, it's treatable.
hat tip: Dean Darby Dickerson, Stetson University School of Law
May 4, 2006
The Legally Annotated Hamlet?
Hundreds of legal writing professors will be converging on Atlanta, Georgia, in early June, for the bi-ennial conference of the Legal Writing Institute. Among the evening activities offered is a group trip to the Georgia Shakespeare production of Hamlet. In preparation for viewing Hamlet with your legal writing colleagues, you might want to bone up on The Legally Annotated Hamlet:
hat tip: Dr. Natalie Tarenko, Writing Specialist, Texas Tech School of Law
May 3, 2006
Supreme Court oral arguments
Those who introduce oral argument in legal writing and lawyering skills classes might be interested in an article today reporting a recent change in the style of arguments at the United States Supreme Court.
May 2, 2006
Among the reading you might put on your list to look forward to after grading:
Professor Gallacher looks at the way legal research is currently taught at U.S. law schools and then makes some suggestions for improvement, including a surprisingly innovative approach. He takes a refreshing, new perspective frequently in this article.
Oh, and if you don't understand the title of his article, that makes two things you need to read when you finish grading.
May 1, 2006
contributions to LWI Idea Bank
It's not too late to contribute to the LWI Idea Bank!! Despite what the conference brochure says, Ruth Anne Robbins confirms that the deadline is actually May 15, 2006. Please send submissions to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This blog is supposed to be about legal writing, but sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. (spl)
April 30, 2006
job opening on Long Island
Hofstra University School of Law is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing, to teach full-time for one year, including some evenings and summer time. To apply, send a resume and writing sample to:
Professor Roy Simon
c/o Joanne Masci
Hofstra University School of Law
121 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1210
1. The position advertised is for a one-year contract.
2. The professor hired will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range of $60,000 to $69,999.
4. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 41 - 45.