The Grammar Wars Come to Law School
Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 59, No. 3, p. 343, 2010
14 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2010
Date Written: March 8, 2010
This Article provides a concise overview of pedagogical shifts in language arts education over the last twenty-plus years as well as empirical studies of high school and college reading and writing skills. It thus provides insights into why basic skill errors surface in the writing of law students today. With legal education reform under consideration nationally, and with several important studies published regarding the importance of skills training in law schools, this article will interest educators who are focused on developing best practices in legal education.
Keywords: legal writing, punctuation, grammar, style, writing skills
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