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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: 158

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Texas Tech University School of Law Professor Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Chances of Getting Audited Extremely Low

    Chances of Getting Audited Extremely Low
    This year, the IRS will have the least amount of agents auditing returns since the 1980s. This also affects taxpayer services, with millions of phone calls to the IRS going unanswered. Last year, the IRS audited less than 1% of...
  • Apr 15

    The Road to Retirement

    The Road to Retirement
    The path to retirement can be difficult. Here are eight rules of the road that can help you stay on track towards achieving your long-term goals: Try and save 10-15% of your income each year and make sure and get...
  • Apr 15

    The Secrets to Longevity

    The Secrets to Longevity
    According to the world’s oldest person, the secret behind her longevity is sushi and sleep. Misao Okawa turns 116 years old tomorrow and credits oily fish such as mackerel for her longevity as well as her eight hours of rest...
Rank this Week: 207

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

By Rebecca Flanagan and Assistant Dean Amy Jarmon.

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

    Job Posting: Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, Cal Western

    Job Posting: Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, Cal Western
    Our dear friend Marilyn Scheininger is retiring. Her position at CalWestern is opening up. Please be sure to wish Marilyn well on her journeys; she has been a wonderful friend and colleague to so many people in ASP, and her...
  • Apr 15

    Enrollments, Profiles, and Projection

    Enrollments, Profiles, and Projection
    I wanted to draw everyone's attention to two postings by Jerry Organ on The Legal Whiteboard. Rodney Fong at University of San Francisco School of Law brought the first post to my attention, and then I noticed the second post...
  • Apr 14

    Life Versus Television

    Life Versus Television
    The drama! The tears! The gnashing of teeth! Just another day at law school where students are reacting to the latest round of mid-term grades, a last-minute change in a course syllabus, newly scheduled make-up classes, or switched sides…
Rank this Week: 518

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
  • Apr 14

    The Supreme Court Flunks Again

    The Supreme Court Flunks Again
    John H. Langbein, Destructive Federal Preemption of State Wealth Transfer Law in Beneficiary Designation Cases: Hillman Doubles Down on Egelhoff, Vand. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Tom GallanisNearly twenty-five years ago,…
  • Apr 11

    Vanishing into the Ether: Link Rot and Disappearing Precedent

    Vanishing into the Ether: Link Rot and Disappearing Precedent
    Raizel Liebler & June Liebert, Something Rotten in the State of Legal Citation: The Life Span of a United States Supreme Court Citation Containing an Internet Link (1996-2010), 15 Yale J.L. & Tech. 273 (2013).Kristina…
Rank this Week: 2152