Tuesday, August 16, 2011

call for short essays

Legal_writing_institute_logo The Second Draft, the newsletter of the Legal Writing Institute, has issued a call for essays, no longer than 1,200 words:

"The fall 2011 Issue of The Second Draft will address issues related to diversity in the teaching of legal research and writing. As teachers and practitioners in skills programs, legal writing faculty often model behavior and discuss 'real-world' issues with law students. To ensure that our students receive the maximum educational benefit from a practice-based program, we should consider how issues of diversity arise in the context of skills education. These consdierations include cross-cultural training as it pertains to client counseling, interviewing and representing persons from varied backgrounds, e.g., ethnic, linguistic, racial, religious, lgbt, and persons with physical or mental disabilities. A focus on the diversity of audience in the legal writing classroom also frames this inquiry. Articles might consider how to teach students these skills or raise additional issues related to diversity in the classroom that legal writing faculty should address.

"The deadline for submissions for the Fall 2011 issue is Monday, August 29, 2011. Please send your submission as an email attachment to TheSecondDraftLWI@gmail.com. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word. Please include at the top of the submission your name(s), school, address (including city, state, and zip code), e-mail address, and telephone."

hat tip:   Teri McMurtry-Chubb




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