Editor’s Note

Kristin B. Gerdy


The Golden Pen Award

IRAC, REA, Where We Are Now, and Where We Should Be Going in the Teaching of Legal Writing

George D. Gopen

Burton Foundation Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education

Legal Writing in the Academy 2000–2010: A Decade of Promise and Progress

Darby Dickerson


Preparing for Globalized Law Practice: The Need to Include International and Comparative Law in the Legal Writing Curriculum

Susan L. DeJarnatt & Mark C. Rahdert

Teaching after Dark: Part-Time Evening Students and the First-Year Legal Research & Writing Classroom

Bonny L. Tavares & Rebecca L. Scalio

Norm-Referenced Grading in the Age of Carnegie: Why Criteria-Referenced Grading Is More Consistent with Current Trends in Legal Education and How Legal Writing Can Lead the Way

Leslie M. Rose

Peer Tutoring and the Law School Writing Center: Theory and Practice

Kristen E. Murray

Judicial Opinion Writing: an Annotated Bibliography

Ruth C. Vance

The Carnegie Effect: Elevating Practical Training over Liberal Education in Curricular Reform

Mark Yates



Symposium “YES, WE CArNegie!” Conference

Symposium Introduction

Maureen Straub Kordesh

From MacCrate to Carnegie: Very Different Movements for Curricular Reform

Bryant G. Garth

The Carnegie Report and Legal Writing: Does the Report Go Far Enough?

Lisa T. McElroy, Christine N. Coughlin & Deborah S. Gordon

Bridging Gaps and Blurring Lines: Integrating Analysis, Writing, Doctrine, and Theory

Susan J. Hankin

Unpacking the Apprenticeship of Professional Identity and Purpose: Insights from the Law School Survey of Student Engagement

Carole Silver, Amy Garver & Lindsay Watkins

Integrating Doctrine and Skills in First-year Courses: a Transactional Attorney’s Perspective

Celeste M. Hammond


Social Science and the Intellectual Apprenticeship: Moving the Scholarly Mission of Law Schools Forward

Elizabeth Mertz


Learning in Context: What Banjo Lessons Can Teach Us about Legal Education

Sheila Simon