Empirical research into legal comm’n & professional status of LRW faculty

I was delighted to finagle an invitation to speak on a panel at the Legal Writing Institute in Portland on July 12, during the meeting of the LWI Professional Status Committee. The committee met in a plenary session with a larger audience and conducted its business, and then we panelists were asked to comment in short form (two minutes each) on an angle or issue relating to the professional status of legal research and writing faculty. (For readers outside the legal academy, teachers of communication in that field face status challenges similar to those faced by teachers of writing in the broader academy Read More …

“The Structured Writing Group: A Different Writing Center?” accepted for publication by The Second Draft

I’m delighted to report that The Second Draft (published by the Legal Writing Institute) has accepted an article I wrote with Professor Christopher Soper from the University of Minnesota Law School for publication in its spring 2016 issue! Titled “The Structured Writing Group: A Different Writing Center?,” the article describes the objectives, development, and some preliminary results of a program I led at the U of M Law School in AY 2014-15. We wanted the “Structured Writing Group” (SWG) project to achieve some outcomes traditionally associated with writing centers: first, improving the student writing process by facilitating collaboration with a writing Read More …