Monthly Archives: January 2011

Article: Learning to be Lawyers

Charlotte Alexander, “Learning to be Lawyers: Professional Identity and the Law School Curriculum” (accepted for publication at Maryland Law Review) Interesting article that describes an experiential education course at Georgia State University College of Law.  The course provides for some … Continue reading

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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (New York: Riverhead Books, 2009). In Drive, Daniel Pink takes us through some interesting research into what motivates people and finds that autonomy, mastery and purpose have more influence than rewards and punishments.  Rather than … Continue reading

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News: BBC found to have discriminated on basis of age

 Countryfile’s Miriam O’Reilly wins BBC ageism claimFormer presenter of BBC1 rural affairs show succeeds in ageism and victimisation complaints, but not sexism claim John Plunkett guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 11 January 2011 11.25 GMT Countryfile’s Miriam O’Reilly wins BBC ageism claimFormer … Continue reading

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News: Student Engagement in Law School

Female Law Students More Likely than Males to Cite Fear Factor as Motivator Posted Jan 5, 2011 10:19 AM CST By Debra Cassens Weiss A new survey finds that the average law student studies 27 hours a week and views … Continue reading

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Legal Writing Institute

I just discovered the Legal Writing Institute, which has some great materials online for those interested in teaching research and writing. Click here for The Second Draft, the newsletter of the Legal Writing Institute published twice each year. “Its primary … Continue reading

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