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Reading, Writing, and Rhythm: A Whimsical, Musical Way of Thinking About Teaching Legal Method and Writing


Charles R. Calleros


Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

1999

Legal Writing, Vol. 5, p. 1, 1999

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This article is based on the author’s presentation at the opening plenary session of the 1998 Conference of the Legal Writing Institute. The author’s unique presentation utilized the teaching of a music lesson (rhythms in flamenco music) to provide insights on teaching legal method and writing. The presentation is offered here in the form of a play, rather than as a traditional scholarly article. The author demonstrates a variety of teaching techniques in the music lesson, critiques the techniques, and discusses the application of such techniques in the context of teaching law and legal method. In teaching music or legal method and analysis, the article suggests using 'existing schema as a foundation on which to build new structures' as a way to make a lesson more concrete and accessible to students.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 22

Keywords: legal education, legal method, legal writing

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Date posted: August 31, 2009  

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Calleros, Charles R., Reading, Writing, and Rhythm: A Whimsical, Musical Way of Thinking About Teaching Legal Method and Writing (1999). Legal Writing, Vol. 5, p. 1, 1999. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1464814

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Charles R. Calleros (Contact Author)
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )
Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
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