For the past two years I’ve taught Advanced Legal Research and Writing to upper year law students, and I’ve just begun a third session.
This is a small seminar course and the students are primarily final-year students. My day-one poll of the students generally suggests some feel uncertainty about their legal research and writing skills as they prepare to enter the profession, and they take the course almost as “remedial legal research and writing,” to borrow the words of a colleague.
To meet stated student learning needs, we generally focus in depth on the skills of researching case . . . [more]