Using Fiction Workshop Techniques in First-Year Legal Writing Classes
University of Iowa - College of Law
December 6, 2012
Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 6, No. 2, (November 2012)
University of Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-32
The ability to critique one’s own work is invaluable to writers in every field, but teaching students how to critique their work and the work of others is one of the most difficult lessons to impart. The goal of this Article is to talk about ways that legal writing teachers can incorporate fiction workshop techniques as a means of teaching students the art of critiquing their own and others’ writing. In particular, this Article focuses on the workshop techniques employed at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the development of a common language for discussing writing in group settings.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: legal writing, fiction, workshop, critique
Date posted: August 19, 2011 ; Last revised: December 31, 2012
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