Thursday, November 3, 2011
Professor Karin Mika of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has uploaded an informative article about the backgrounds of legal writing students. Based on data she collected from her students during eighteen years of teaching, she looked at the relationship between various factors and grades in legal writing. Her analysis showed a correlation between the students’ legal writing grades and their law school grades. But there was no clear correlation between particular undergraduate majors and success in legal writing, with one exception: an undergraduate economics major was a valid predictor of success. Mika also looked into the effects of other factors such as age and graduation from public versus private colleges. Click here for more details about her conclusions.