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.
The always interesting Roy Peter Clark has an interesting post about lessons that persuasive writers can learn from Arthur Quiller-Couch and Quintilian. Good stuff—check it out.
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.