Monthly Archives: December 2012


Tightening Your Writing: Six Words or Phrases to Look Out For

The “Get to the Point” column at today has very concrete advice about six signs to look for that signal verbose writing. The column suggests that any time you see these words in your writing, they are signals that … Continue reading


Why You Should Try Out For a Mock Trial Team – Student Guest Post

A few weeks ago (see my post of November 16, 2012), I told you about the thrilling win of Northwestern Law’s Bartlit Center Trial Team (including my former student John Mack) at the Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition.  I’m delighted that … Continue reading


Northwestern Law Holds Workshop on Preparing Practice-Ready Law Students

On November 30, Northwestern Law hosted a legal writing workshop on the theme of preparing law students to be practice ready, a topic of increasing importance to law schools and practicing attorneys alike. The Workshop was one of a number of legal … Continue reading