The Grammar Wars Come to Law School

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 59, No. 3, p. 343, 2010

14 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2010

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Aida Marie Alaka

Washburn University School of Law

Date Written: March 8, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Alaka, Aida Marie, The Grammar Wars Come to Law School (March 8, 2010). Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 59, No. 3, p. 343, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1567247

Aida Marie Alaka (Contact Author)

Washburn University School of Law ( email )

1700 College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621
United States

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