Tuesday, May 23, 2006

recommended reading

Mmillemann_1 Sschwinn_1 Ever wonder how to capture that idealism that most new students start law school with?  Well, two legal writing professors suggest a way.  Michael Milleman and Steve Schwinn, both at the University of Maryland School of Law (pictured here left to right), argue that giving 1L's real legal work, for a real client, is a great way to teach the basics of legal research and writing, retain student idealism about being lawyers, and provide legal services for those who might not otherwise have representation.  You can access the article, Teaching Legal Research and Writing with Actual Legal Work:  Extending Clinical Education into the First Year, on SSRN.  (Scroll down there past the abstract for the links to the full text.)  (spl)


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