I. Classical Models for Ethos A. The Emergence of Ethos B. Isocrates and the Development of Good Character C. Aristotle and the Representation of Good Character II. Ethos and Models of the Self—Classical and Modern III. Modern Ethos, the Discoursal Self, and Contemporary Legal Writing IV. Ethos in Contemporary Advice on Legal Rhetoric…Details
Designing Success: Motivating and Measuring Successful 1L Student Engagement in an Optional, Proficiency-Based Program Teaching Grammar and Punctuation.
I. Introduction: The Obligation To Teach Grammar And Punctuation Successfully To All Students II. Obstacles To Teaching Fundamental Skills Such As Grammar And Punctuation III. Values, Instructional Sequence, And Assessment In The Msu Writing Seminar Program A. Defining Values B. Instructional Sequence C. Creation and Content of the Assessments IV. STUDY METHODS A. Sample Size…Details
Editor’s Note As Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”1 The minds of the Editorial Board members have been stretched by so many wonderful and fresh ideas over the past six months, and we know that we will never be the same. Our hope…Details
Editor’s Note I am delighted to welcome you to the nineteenth volume of Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, the nation’s premier journal about legal writing and communication and the official journal of the Legal Writing Institute. I would like to begin with the following quote: To be a lawyer you have…Details
Legal research is one of the analytical processes at the heart of what lawyers do. Few doubt that recent technological developments, including the availability of electronic sources, have brought changes to that process. Recently the conversation among those who research the law and those who teach research to law students most often…Details
“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” T.S. Eliot,The Rock A scan of both the professional literature and recent new stories about legal education would yield a plethora of articles about the ubiquity of technology in legal practice and our students’ need to…Details