Document Type


Publication Title

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing

Publication Date

Fall 2011


Using law-related current events in the classroom is a great way to engage first-year students, as well as help them develop the habit of keeping up-to-date on the current state of the law. A legal writing teacher does not have to look far to find real news stories with a legal angle that provide a teachable moment. Using the same factual scenario throughout the semester to illustrate various legal writing concepts provides continuity and gives the students the sense that they are representing an actual client.


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