Friday, May 28, 2010
The Media Committee of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research unveiled a video project in 2009 – videos demonstrating the importance of legal research and writing instruction in legal education. One video is meant to be relatively humorous, while the other is designed to be more formal and serious. Both communicate the importance of strong legal research and writing instruction to prospective law students. Here are the two videos. The first video shows (humorously) how you can use your legal writing skills to tell your girlfriend which restaurant you're going to visit tonight, or to win an argument with your friends about who is the best football player:
The Media Committee plans to make the videos available to law school admissions and undergraduate career counseling personnel.
Hat tips to Melissa H. Weresh (Drake University), Danton Berube (Universtiy of Detroit, Mercy), Kirsten Dauphinais (University of North Dakota), Pamela Keller (University of Kansas), Jonathan Marcantel (Charleston), Gabe Teninbaum (Suffolk University), and Kathleen Vinson (Suffolk University).
Hat tip to Mel Weresh.