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Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

By Professors Nancy Soonpaa, Sue Liemer, Coleen M. Barger and Mark E. Wojcik.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 15

    Don't over-argue your case

    Don't over-argue your case
    U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois recently advised lawyers to winnow their arguments down to the most effective ones. His article in the winter issue of Litigation quotes Judge Richard Prosser to…
  • Apr 12

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing
    In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article titled "Bad Writing and Bad Thinking," author Rachel Toor argues that some problems with students’ writing arise from their belief that they must write like others in their…
  • Apr 9

    A new book raises provocative points about legal writing

    A new book raises provocative points about legal writing
    Southern California lawyer William Domnarski raises some provocative points about legal writing in his new book, Swimming in Deep Water: Lawyers, Judges, and Our Troubled Legal Profession, published by the ABA. In an essay titled Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 141

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 15

    New CRC Optional Protocol Enters Into Effect -- But Dear Blog Readers, Can We Find a Good Name For It?

    New CRC Optional Protocol Enters Into Effect -- But Dear Blog Readers, Can We Find a Good Name For It?
    A new treaty will allow children to complain directly to the United Nations about alleged violations of their rights. The treaty, known as the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure,…
  • Apr 15

    Next Year's Jessup Problem

    Next Year's Jessup Problem
    At the 2014 White & Case World Championship Round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the International Law Students Association (ILSA) announced that the 2015 Compromis will present questions of: treaty…
  • Apr 12

    Reminder: Call for Proposals for International Law Weekend (New York, October 2014)

    Reminder: Call for Proposals for International Law Weekend (New York, October 2014)
    014 International Law Weekend will be held from October 23-25, 2014 in New York City. ILW is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA).…
Rank this Week: 161