Tuesday, October 23, 2007

why it's hard to teach legal writing ...

Your first-year legal writings students have read about selecting authority.  They've been hearing all semester about the weight of various authorities.  And now, when they're doing their first fully independent research project, one of them asks you when you might cite to a trial court decision.  If you also happen to be in Illinois, the answer is not simple, and explaining it might strain your students' faith in your credibility.



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