Update: Using Casemap in Legal Research and Writing (LRW) Classes and Clinics

AALS Section on Teaching Methods, December 2009 Newsletter

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-05

4 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2010

See all articles by David I. C. Thomson

David I. C. Thomson

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

Date Written: December 2009

Abstract

Written “research logs” focus on the quality of the research path the student had taken, but not necessarily on the quality of the student’s thinking. CaseMap, a modern alternative to the old written research log, permits LRW teachers to enter into a student’s thinking in the critical pre-writing stage. With CaseMap, the LRW or clinical teacher can help refine the student’s legal analysis well before the student begins to write. Despite CaseMap’s limitations - namely its complexity and current incompatibility with Mac computers - this short article serves as an update of a more extensive article about using CaseMap in teaching legal writing which was written by the author in 2007.

Suggested Citation

Thomson, David I. C., Update: Using Casemap in Legal Research and Writing (LRW) Classes and Clinics (December 2009). AALS Section on Teaching Methods, December 2009 Newsletter; U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1551416

David I. C. Thomson (Contact Author)

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.du.edu/index.php/profile/david-thomson

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