Legal Writing Pedagogy: Commenting, Conferencing, and Classroom Teaching

Diana Donahoe and Julie Ross

Legal Writing Pedagogy

This book is designed to serve as a resource for teachers of legal writing, with tips and techniques for those who teach both 1L, introductory courses and upper-level courses with writing components, including seminar paper courses.

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Book Description

This book is designed to serve as a resource for teachers of legal writing, with tips and techniques for those who teach both 1L, introductory courses and upper-level courses with writing components, including seminar paper courses. It draws from the long-established teaching philosophy within Georgetown’s Legal Writing Program and provides both substantive and process-oriented suggestions for designing and implementing a successful writing course.It begins by focusing on the three main pedagogical pillars common to all effective legal writing courses: commenting, conferencing, and classroom teaching. Later chapters deal more specifically with problem design, syllabus design, and seminar paper courses. The text is a work in progress, so watch for new additions, including a chapter on peer reviews and self-assessments in 2018.