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
Date Written: May 1, 2017
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
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