Professor Levine’s article included in “10 Best Legal Education Articles of 2021”

Jan LevineProfessor of Law and Director of Legal Research and Writing Jan Levine authored the essay "A Curmudgeon's View of the Multi-Generational Teaching of Legal Writing." This piece earned him placement on the prominent Law Professor Blog Network's list of the "Top 10 best Legal Education Articles of 2021."

Levine stated his essay was "an effort to open a discussion about some aspects of the academic legal writing world that have been increasingly troubling me for several years." He said it was based upon a session at the January 2020 Association of Law Schools Annual Conference that was entitled "The Multi-Generational Teaching of Legal Writing," where he was an invited panelist.

Levine said that session at the conference "articulated and explored the pedagogical issues that bubble beneath the surface as legal writing professors from four generations are now teaching at United States law schools." From that meeting he was invited to adapt his ideas into an essay.

The Law Professor's Blog Network is a leading and widely read educational blog and Levine values that his work was included on the most recent list. He said, "It's always very gratifying to have one's scholarship recognized, and I appreciate the essay being listed as one of the best articles of 2021. I have been grateful over the years for the formal and informal responses by writing professors to all of my previous work, but the appearance of this essay prompted more laudatory private email messages than I ever could have imagined, most often by people I respect as notable members of the field."

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