Bringing Marijuana (Law) into the Legal Writing Classroom

9 Pages Posted: 2 May 2015 Last revised: 22 May 2017

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Howard Bromberg

University of Michigan Law School

Mark K. Osbeck

University of Michigan Law School

Date Written: April 30, 2015

Abstract

Marijuana law is rapidly evolving. In recent years, almost half of the states have legalized marijuana for medicinal and/or recreational use, and the legalization movement continues to gain momentum. The topic, moreover, is of significant interest to many law students. We accordingly propose that marijuana law makes an ideal subject for the legal writing classroom. In this article, we discuss ways in which legal writing instructors can create cutting-edge marijuana law problems for their courses.

Keywords: Marijuana, marijuana law, cannabis, Controlled Substances Act, legalize, medicinal use, First Amendment, free speech, legal writing, legal writing problems, teaching ideas, pedagogy, classroom

JEL Classification: I18, I28, K32, K19, K42

Suggested Citation

Bromberg, Howard and Osbeck, Mark K., Bringing Marijuana (Law) into the Legal Writing Classroom (April 30, 2015). U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 454. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2601113 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2601113

Howard Bromberg

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States

Mark K. Osbeck (Contact Author)

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

625 South State Street
Legal Research Bldg 912
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States
734-764-9337 (Phone)
734-764-8309 (Fax)

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