Sunday, January 9, 2011

transitioning from law practice to law professor

Most law professors were practicing attorneys once.  (The data show just about every legal writing professor was a practicing attorney once.)  If you are an attorney who is curious what it would be like to make the transition to academia, Sherri Lee Keene offers her view in "It Was the Best of Practice, it Was the Worst of Practice: Moving Successfully from the Courtroom to the Classroom", 48 Duquesne University Law Review 533 (2010).  As she explains, "[t]his article discusses some of the challenges that experienced attorneys encounter when they move from practice to academia and and recommends ways for new professors to bring professional knowledge successfully into classroom teaching."


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