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Job lead for legal-writing teachers

If you teach legal writing or want to, check out this announcement by the Richmond School of Law. They want to hire five full-time legal-writing professors to build and teach their revamped legal-writing program. The most interesting part: the new course is based on Thinking Like a Writer by Timothy Terrell and Stephen Armstrong. If these law students absorb Tim and Steve’s lessons, they’ll have an advantage competing for jobs.

My resolution for the New Year: A new blog

For years, I have wanted to write a book on Louisiana appellate practice. Not some legal-theory thing, but a nuts-and-bolts, this-is-how-I-do-it thing. Problem is, I don’t have the time to write a book. But maybe, every now and then I could write a little piece of it. So I have started a new blog, A Louisiana Appellate Lawyer, where I may write a piece of the book at a time, in random order. I envision the content to be simple: what I do, and why I do it. I hope that it is helpful to aspiring appellate lawyers. I also hope that experienced appellate lawyers with ideas different from mine will enrich the blog with their comments. Maybe one day, I will write that book. But meanwhile, I will self-publish my thoughts on the blog.