Sunday, September 27, 2009

becoming a legal writing professor

I recently received an e-mail from a reader of this blog, inquiring how one goes about becoming a legal writing professor.  My response was to highly recommend she read two relevant articles, and then she would know what more specific questions to ask.  The articles are:

Jan Levine, Leveling the Hill of Sisyphus: Becoming Professor of Legal Writing, 26 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 1067 (1999).

Ilhyung Lee, The Rookie Season, 39 Santa Clara L. Rev. 473 (1999).

This is the time of year that U.S. law schools are working on hiring decisions for jobs that begin in August 2010, so if you are interested in teaching at a U.S. law school, don't delay getting started on a job search.

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Your piece of advice is really very interesting because asperhaps it's rather difficult to find a tip on how to become a legal writing professor but it seems to be rather profitable as this niche is not completely full.

Posted by: job search | Oct 26, 2009 3:18:50 AM

I am a research assistant for a legal writing professor at Indiana University Law School and am doing some research for her regarding "how to save/fix a legal writing problem/assignment gone wrong." I'm wondering if any of you know of any articles that discuss such topics and could point me in the correct direction? I've used HeinOnline, Lexis, and Google Scholar and have only had minimal success so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Posted by: JB | May 19, 2010 6:56:45 AM

JB, you're looking in the wrong places. The short "how-to" pieces in The Second Draft (the newsletter of the Legal Writing Institute) and in Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing (published by West for LRW professors) are more likely to have what you're looking for. Both those sources are available on-line.

Posted by: Sue Liemer | May 20, 2010 6:22:16 AM

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