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Designing and Using Peer Review in a First-Year Legal Research and Writing Course

Journal of the Legal Writing Institue, Vol. 9, 2003

19 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2008  

Kirsten K. Davis

Stetson University College of Law

Abstract

Using peer review in a first-year legal research and writing course has advantages. A peer review exercise encourages cooperation, puts students in the audience role, reinforces basic writing skills, and gives students experience with giving constructive feedback. This article provides information about designing an effective in-class peer review and reports how students responded to the exercise.

Keywords: legal writing, peer review, legal skills

Suggested Citation

Davis, Kirsten K., Designing and Using Peer Review in a First-Year Legal Research and Writing Course. Journal of the Legal Writing Institue, Vol. 9, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1115441

Kirsten K. Davis (Contact Author)

Stetson University College of Law ( email )

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States
727-562-7877 (Phone)

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