Wednesday, November 21, 2007

the price of smelling fresh-baked bread

Freshbread Find the answer to that question and more by reading this transcript from the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Section Annual Meeting: Developing the 5th MacCrate Skill--The Art of Storytelling, and featuring Thomas M. McDonnell, Section Chair; Susan H. Kosse, Program Chair & moderator; Philip Meyer, Joel ben Izzy, Steven H. Hobbs and Linda Gorham, speakers, published at 26 Pace L. Rev. 501 (2006). If you are a subscriber to Lexis [L] or Westlaw [W], click the links to access the stories.


November 21, 2007 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

even the Mayflower Compact

Images An excellent source for historic legal materials is Yale Law School's Avalon Project.  It's where you'll find the full text, for example, of what the Pilgrims said in the Mayflower Compact as they began creating laws for themselves in the New World -- in case you get curious as you contemplate such things while chopping up stuffing ingredients this evening.

(Inexplicably, the farm scene on the Avalon Project's Mayflower Compact site depicts Sturbridge Village, in central Massachusetts, which focuses on life in the early 1800's.)


November 21, 2007 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

stuck in the middle ...

Too busy at work to get in the Thanksgiving holiday mood?  Perhaps you need to see the legal writing professors' video accessible via a link at the bottom of the screen at  If you're viewing this in the office, you may want to turn the volume on your computer down before clicking on it.

hat tip:  Professor Judy Stinson, Arizona State University


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Monday, November 19, 2007

federal rules changes

Of importance for all legal writers and teachers of legal writers, over on the AbsTracked blog, you can read about the upcoming changes to the federal court rules.

hat tip:  Prof. Diane Murley


November 19, 2007 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)