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: http://www.law.du.edu/writing/competitions.cfm
hat tip: Professor Paul McGreal, Southern Illinois University
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
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.
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.
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."
hat tip: Professor Diane Murley, Southern Illinois Universit