Friday, January 19, 2007

law student writing competitions

If you know law students who have done stong written work, you may want to encourage them to submit their work to a writing competition.  Some competitions receive few entries, many award monetary prizes, and any award would look good on a resume.

One listing of writing competitions for law students can be found at:

hat tip:  Professor Paul McGreal, Southern Illinois University


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interviews on the art of writing

Bryan Garner routinely interviews judges and others on the art of writing. LawProse maintains a one-of-a-kind video archive of these educational interviews.

hat tip:  Christopher Wren


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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

trends in law clerk hiring

Here's an interesting article exploring the trend towards judges' hiring of law clerks with post-law-school work experience.


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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

changing the law-school curriculum?

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a good article on suggested changes in the law-school curriculum, including greater emphasis on practical skills.  The article discusses the recommendations of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


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Monday, January 15, 2007

pre-Information Age widsom

"When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind."

- Cicero

hat tip:  Professor Diane Murley, Southern Illinois Universit


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