Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Legal Reading and Success in Law School

Mike Bushbaum is discussing an interesting article at the Valpo Law Blawg:
[Legal Reading and Success in Law School] is the title of an article written by Leah Christensen from The University of St. Thomas Law School, in Minnesota. In this article, Ms. Christensen presents the results of a study examining the way in which first year law students in the top and bottom 50% of their class read a judicial opinion and whether their use of particular reading strategies impacts their law school grades. The results were significant: even when students had gone through the same first-semester classes, the more successful law students read a judicial opinion differently than those students who were less successful. Well worth the time necessary to read the article. It can be downloaded through the SSRN from the following site.

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=924650

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