Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Professor Orin Kerr has published a nice article that is certainly helpful for first year, first semester law students but that also might be very helpful for disappointed students who are returning for their second semester of their first year. The article, "How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students" is very straightforward and easy to digest. I teach property as a first semester, first year course and have assigned the article as required reading. Even if you do not assign it to your class as a whole, you should consider offering it to individual students who have not performed as well as they would have liked and are now coming to you in search of answers for how to do better moving forward.
Folks have asked where this article is posted. You can locate it at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1160925
Carol N. Brown
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