Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Winter/Spring 2012 issue of Perspectives is now available!
Perspectives always contains lots of helpful articles for teachers of legal research and writing. In this issue, Emotional Editing by JoAnne Sweeny (pictured at left) presents a method of engaging students in the editing process by connecting with their emotions. Be the Ball ... Caddyshack's Ultimate Legal Writing Tip describes how John Schunk (pictured at right) uses a line from Caddyshack to help students see the importance of empathizing with their readers.
The table of contents lists other intriguing articles:
It's Not Purely Academic: Using Practitioners to Increase the Rigor and Practical Learning in Scholarly Writing, by Karen D. Thornton
Making Lawyers Out of Law Students: Shifting the Locus of Authority, by Timothy Casey and Kathryn Fehrman
Run to Write: How Exercise Will Make You a Better Writer, by Ben Opipari
Emotional Editing, by JoAnne Sweeny
Be the Ball ... Caddyshack's Ultimate Legal Writing Tip, by John Schunk
Opening Class with Panache, Professionalism Pointers, and a Pinch of Humor, by Almas Khan
Teaching Ourselves and Our Students to Embrace Challenge: A Review of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Tracy Turner
Mentoring Matters: Teaching Law Students the Value of the Mentoring Relationship, by Cheryl E. Zuckerman
How Do You Update the CFR Using FDsys?, by Patrick J. Charles
Legal Writing Missteps: Ethics and Professionalism in the First Year Legal Research and Writing Classroom, by Kristen E. Murray
Teaching Law Students Practical Advocacy, by Stephen V. Armstrong and Timothy P. Terrell
Incorporating Environmental Law into First-Year Research and Writing, by Royal C. Gardner