Surviving Your 1L Year (Again): A Primer for First-Year Legal-Writing Adjuncts

Gerald Lebovits, Surviving Your 1L Year (Again): A Primer for First-Year Legal-Writing Adjuncts, 25 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 133 (2017).

33 Pages Posted: 25 May 2017  

Gerald Lebovits

Columbia University - Law School; Fordham University School of Law; New York University School of Law

Date Written: May 1, 2017

Abstract

Legal writing is the hardest and most important legal art and skill to master. First-year legal writing is the toughest and most critical law-school course to teach or take. And first-year legal-writing students are the roughest and most rewarding crowd in law school. Especially for adjunct professors.

To rephrase the old saying, those who teach can’t do, and those who teach teachers can’t teach. Nonetheless, this article — from someone who violates his own recommendations too often — is designed to teach teachers: prospective, new, and experienced first-year legal-writing adjuncts.

From the Journal editors: "New York State Supreme Court Justice, Professor of Law, and prolific scholar Judge Gerald Lebovits provides his advice, insight, and observations based on years of classroom experience to anyone contemplating a position as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Research and Writing. It is sure to become the definitive work on the subject."

Keywords: legal writing, legal research, legal education, law school, adjunct professor, adjunct instructor

Suggested Citation

Lebovits, Gerald, Surviving Your 1L Year (Again): A Primer for First-Year Legal-Writing Adjuncts (May 1, 2017). Gerald Lebovits, Surviving Your 1L Year (Again): A Primer for First-Year Legal-Writing Adjuncts, 25 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 133 (2017).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2972657

Gerald Lebovits (Contact Author)

Columbia University - Law School ( email )

435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.columbia.edu/fac/Gerald_Lebovits

Fordham University School of Law ( email )

140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
United States

HOME PAGE: http://law.fordham.edu/adjunct/23484.htm

New York University School of Law ( email )

40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.nyu.edu/graduateaffairs/graduatelawyering/facultybios

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