Friday, March 13, 2009
New scholarship alert: A Methodology for Mentoring Writing in Law Practice: Using Textual Clues to Provide Effective and Efficient Feedback
The Boston College legal writing posse consisting of Professors Jane Kent Gionfriddo, Dan Barnett and Joan Blum have just published a new article entitled A methodology for mentoring writing in law practice: using textual clues to provide effective and efficient feedback and available at 27 QLR 171 (2009).
From the introduction:
Becoming a successful legal writer is a process that begins in law school and continues intensively during the beginning years of a lawyer's career. Throughout this process, in both contexts, a writer benefits enormously from feedback on his analysis, and how that analysis is conveyed, from those with more experience. Much has been written about how legal educators should respond to student written work, yet little has addressed the role that supervising attorneys can play in mentoring the writing of less experienced colleagues. This article therefore proposes a methodology to help supervisor-mentors provide, in an efficient manner, effective feedback on junior lawyers' writing.
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