Wednesday, November 21, 2007
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.
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.)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
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 http://www.law.asu.edu/?id=409. 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
Monday, November 19, 2007