Tuesday, February 26, 2013
How's this for a guest lecturer in your legal writing class? The students in my Lawyering Skills I class at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago had a visit from Sheila Simon, the Lieutenant Governor of Illinois! She spoke to the students about the importance of clear communication in legal writing.
Sheila, as many of you know, taught legal writing at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale before she became the Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. She is now the second highest executive officer in Illinois. In that role, she is leading efforts to increase college graduation rates, to inspire a strong ethical culture in government, and to protect the state's environmental treasures in its waterways and rural areas.
I had the chance to hear her speak on higher education in Illinois. Sheila has recently finished a statewide tour of every community college in the state. She also released a report on how to make colleges more affordable and how to increase graduation rates. The report is available through her office website by clicking here.
Mark E. Wojcik (mew)