Call for contributions to “Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing”

The latest issue of “Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing” is out now. From the editor:

In this issue, our authors explore a variety of topics ranging from whether and how to introduce artificial intelligence tools into the LRW classroom, to teaching professional identity, avoiding missteps and insensitivity when using hypotheticals involving racial issues, and teaching persuasion through the use of popular movies. There’s something for everyone in an issue that reflects one of our most diverse group of topics yet.

The Editorial Board is now working on the next issue of Perspectives which will be published in the fall. Accordingly, we are looking for relatively short, highly readable articles (typically between 1,500 and 7,000 words and lightly footnoted) that address issues pertinent to the teaching of legal research and writing. Articles may focus on curricular design, instructional goals, teaching methods, assessments, and similar topics. We’re also seeking book reviews on publications (excluding textbooks) relevant to our audience. Your idea can be large or small, but if it provides a fresh and creative way to teach or learn about legal research or writing skills, we’d like to publish it. Perspectives gives you the opportunity to get published relatively quickly, add a publication credit to your resume and reach a large audience of more than 4,000 subscribers

The Editorial Board is also looking for micro essays — that is, 100 words or less — inspired by the prompt: “Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) change how or what we teach in LRW classes? What do you anticipate the impact of AI will be on teaching or learning?” We are looking to publish a range of creative responses, and we’ll even do so anonymously if asked.

The submission deadline for articles is September 1 and for micro essays it’s October 1, though the Editorial Board may decide to accept articles on a rolling basis after the deadlines depending on the circumstance. Please get in touch with a Board member if you have any questions. Author guidelines and other information regarding article submissions can be found on the Perspectives website here.

— Joe

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