Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Critical Reading Skills Key to Success in Law School

Leah Christensen has written an article entitled "Legal Reading and Success in Law School: An Empirical Study." Her conclusion is that critical reading skills are among the best predictors of success in law school. The paper may be downloaded through SSRN - http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=924650

Tip of the hat to Herb Ramy.


Jacqueline Cantwell said...

Another article, well worth reading, is "In a Case, On the Screen, Do They Remember What They've Seen? Critical Electronic Reading in the Law Classroom." in 30 Hamline Law Review 247-284 (207). Debra Moss Curtis and Judith R. Karp explain how electronic texts fail to support reading. This is critical issue as we shift to on-line resources.

Betsy McKenzie said...

Wow! I will be looking at this. Thanks for the tip!

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