Should, and if so, how should legal research and writing instruction be integrated in law schools?

Check out Liz McCurry Johnson’s brief article, Teaching Legal Research and Writing in a Fully Integrated Way. Here’s the abstract:

This Article outlines the past model of legal research and writing at Wake Forest School of Law, the problems it presented and the redesign methods implemented over the course of two academic years. It details student evaluations and evidence of better student learning when legal writing and research is taught together, in an integrated fashion, rather than in two paralleling courses. Most importantly, this Article provides evidence to support an argument that legal research should never be taught outside the context of a legal writing, or a doctrinal, problem set. Collaboration among faculty is the key to successful student learning.

— Joe

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