Teaching to Different Levels of Experience: What I Learned from Working with Experienced Writers from Different Fields

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Vol. 17, p. 115, Spring 2009

Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2009-20

5 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2009 Last revised: 25 Sep 2009

Ann Piccard

Stetson University College of Law

Date Written: Winter 2009

Abstract

Legal writing teachers have certain requirements that we feel must be met in each piece of student writing. Most significantly, we expect to see analysis that follows a predictable, logical pattern, whether it be IRAC, CREAC, or some variation thereon. However, not all of our students come to us fresh from undergraduate school; many arrive after, or even during, careers in which they have developed an effective writing style of their own. Our response to these students' writing should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the experiences that they bring to the classroom.

Keywords: Legal writing, legal writing teachers, part-time students,legal writing, experienced writers, life experiences

JEL Classification: K10, K19

Suggested Citation

Piccard, Ann, Teaching to Different Levels of Experience: What I Learned from Working with Experienced Writers from Different Fields (Winter 2009). Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Vol. 17, p. 115, Spring 2009; Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2009-20. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1424471

Ann Piccard (Contact Author)

Stetson University College of Law ( email )

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States
727 562-7883 (Phone)

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