Good writers have strong writing habits. Writing is not just intellectual work. As Professor Richard K. Neumann, Jr., of Hofstra once said to me, I teach legal writing "like a sport." He was right. I teach by
My observation from more than 20 years of teaching legal writing is that people who write slowly rarely have slowness in their DNA. More often, slow writers are really doing different thingsfrom the students who write faster.
Paris has had height limits for hundreds of years, producing the
low-lying skyline that visitors and Parisians love. Now, however, the Mayor and City
Council want to build new skyscrapers that will pierce the historic
horizon. Parisians oppose skyscrapers, but the Mayor is adamant. The architectural preservationist association SOS Paris, of
which I am a member, is vigorously battling this threat, and
On June 24, in Fisher v. University of Texas, No.11-345, the United States Supreme Court avoided re-visiting the question of whether racial preferences in state college admissions are unconstitutional.
To my great delight, last year The Lawyerist Blog invited me to publish a series of guest blog posts to help law school graduates prepare for the bar exam. These guest blog posts are crammed with the fruit of my more than 20 years of experience preparing candidates for the bar exam. Enjoy.
Many law school professors work to train students to do legal analysis, but both judges and bar exam graders complain that they too rarely see any analysis at all. Writers either repeat the story, stating the facts again without making any connection to the law, or else they are conclusory, stating a conclusion without
Want some great New York bar exam tips? BarWrite® has prepared five simple tips for the New York bar exam that we teach in our BarWrite® Global courses for foreign-trained lawyers, our BarWrite® 10-Day Coaching Group, our 4-Day Essay-MPT Combo, and our Private Coaching.
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Although everyone knows that memorizing is useful for the bar exam, and most lawyers have memorized at least the first few lines of an oral argument, memorizing is deeply unfashionable. New research, however, suggests that we shouldn't save
One big distraction in life is always thinking you should be doing something else. People who want to achieve a great deal in life probably suffer more from this distraction than others. I knew a publishing
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