Thursday, June 21, 2012
Professor Suzanne Rowe (pictured at right) of the University of Oregon wrote recently that many students come to law school “without sufficient writing instruction or practice.” She even overheard a university professor exclaim disdainfully that college courses shouldn’t include grammar. (Speakers Suzanne Rabe and Susie Salmon made similar points at the recent LWI Conference.)
The students’ resulting lack of knowledge is “not their fault,” Professor Rowe says. To help remedy the problem, her Oregon State Bar Bulletin article includes a list of basic tips for comma usage.