If you are considering writing for law school or after, buy this book. Are you going to law school to become a professor? Sit there and force them to read it.
Let me tell you how much I love this book. He offers writers plain-spoken and practical but intelligent advice on how to find and test a topic, and research and write a great article or paper.
Watch out for meta-concepts. Professors who use the Socratic Method — and other professors who interrogate you in class — do it for a variety of reasons. Some law schools also want to scare you. Learn to believe in things. Not only does the book describe how to write a paper worthy of publication and therefore, almost by definition worthy of an A in a seminar classbut it also describes how to get your paper published.
He also clearly guides the writer to undertake the difficult parts of writing like source-checking, use of proof and avoidance of plagiarism. Take all the clinics, practicums, and internships that you can. Make friends with, and be friendly with, different people. Here are the main ones: You have to believe in your advice as an in-house counsel, or public interest lawyer, or transactional lawyer.
Some are attending elite law schools on a traditional track; some are taking classes at night and working during the day. Some of them are just assholes.
Request a complimentary faculty review copy by calling Foundation Press at or e-mailing accountmanager westacademic. Clients benefit from practical excellence, not academic excellence. Outline concepts for the classes as you go along. Some schools — particularly elite ones — encourage a contrived disdain for nuts and bolts of practice in favor of theory.
Once you see how the "who is sitting next to Wayne if Earl is sitting to the left of Carl" fits together, solving it becomes a breeze. I fled from Secured Transactions but soon learned that I would have benefited tremendously from it. His guide is lively, practical, and entirely unique.
The best lawyers are not the ones who went straight from Ivy to Ivy to Biglaw. Would you like to take some very specialized courses on some fun and esoteric issues? The key is confidence, and justified confidence comes from preparing and being serious about your job.
Cultivate believing in what you do. She advised me when I handed her the book, that it was required by all law review candidates—the board of editors run a program at my school and require the text.
I highly recommend it. Professor Volokh also is to be congratulated for the attention he pays to the ethics of academic writing, which is an important but often overlooked topic. I gave her a copy of the book and she got very high grades on her work and is considering turning one of them into an article.
Speak every week — a debate, a podcast, an oral argument. Otherwise I strongly advise approaching it not as about academic excellence, but about training to be of service. Michael Dorf, Columbia Law School: Resist excellence narratives that focus on the right background, the right school, the right job.
The best lawyers are the ones who are serious, dedicated, and passionate about their craft. Law school culture often wants you to hate, resent, and fear your fellow students and see them as competitors. Some do it to train you.
The "look to the left, look to the right, one of you will be gone at the end of the year" thing is theater.Created Date: 3/24/ AM. Eugene Volokh is the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and co-founder of the Volokh Conspiracy blog, now hosted at Reason. Media Contact Reprint Requests EMAIL.
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