From Simon Cowell to Tim Gunn: What Reality Television Can Teach Us About How to Critique Our Students' Work Effectively

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Vol. 15, p. 169, 2007

UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-31

6 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2007 Last revised: 9 Dec 2012

Michael J. Higdon

University of Tennessee College of Law

Date Written: Feb. 11, 2008

Abstract

In an effort to illustrate and inform what makes for more effective critique of students' legal writing, this essay analogizes the various critiquing techniques currently taking place on the popular reality programs American Idol and Project Runway to the critiquing techniques used by legal writing professors.

Keywords: legal writing, legal education, student assessment, pedagogy, popular culture

Suggested Citation

Higdon, Michael J., From Simon Cowell to Tim Gunn: What Reality Television Can Teach Us About How to Critique Our Students' Work Effectively (Feb. 11, 2008). ; UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-31. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=978312

Michael J. Higdon (Contact Author)

University of Tennessee College of Law ( email )

1505 West Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996
United States

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