Friday, August 27, 2021
- Harvard Law Today, Harvard Law School Unveils New Shield
- NALP, Overall Median Salaries Rise and Private Practice Employment Remains Strong for the Class of 2020, Even as Other Key Employment Metrics Decline Due to the Pandemic
- National Review, The American Bar Association Attacks Academic Freedom
- Reuters, Deep Applicant Pool Yields Record-Breaking Diversity At Top Law Schools
- Gary Simson, Mark Jones, Cathren Page & Suzianne Painter-Thorne (Mercer), It's Alright, Ma, It's Life and Life Only: Have Universities Been Meeting Their Legal Obligations to High-Risk Faculty During the Pandemic?
- Gregory Sisk (St. Thomas) & Nicole Catlin (St. Thomas), Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2021: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Third
- Gregory Sisk (St. Thomas) & Nicole Catlin (St. Thomas), The 68 Most-Cited Law Faculties
- Gregory Sisk (St. Thomas) & Nicole Catlin (St. Thomas), The Most-Cited Deans At The 68 Most-Cited Law Schools
- WCTV, Seven Years After Dan Markel's Murder, Katherine Magbanua's Attorneys Seek Delay In October Trial Due To COVID Concerns
Comment: A few years ago, I posted a short essay on SSRN concerning how to brief a case. You can find it at A More Rigorous Approach to Teaching the Reasoning Portion of Case Analysis: A Key to Developing More Competent Law Students. Abstract:
The first skill that law schools teach their students is case briefing or, as I prefer to call it, case analysis. However, law schools often teach this skill superficially. In this paper, I present a more rigorous approach to case analysis, by including in the reasoning section the types of reasoning (rule-based reasoning, reasoning by analysis, distinguishing cases, policy-based reasoning, synthesis) a judge is using and how the judge employs these types of reasoning to obtain the holding.