- Where Does Law Come From?
- Punctuation and Grammar Basics for Law Students (part 2/advanced also available)
- Plagiarism - Keeping Out of Trouble
There is not a lot of hand-holding in law school. As an incoming 1L, a certain base level of skills and knowledge is expected of you. In order to make it in law school you should a) recall the very basics of the law - high school level civics stuff, b) be able to write free of many grammar and punctuation problems, and c) recognize what plagiarism is and know how to avoid it.
Coincidently (or not), we at CALI have three CALI lessons that deal with each. Respectively:...
If you're set to become 1L this fall, get the CALI authorization code from a law librarian at your school and run through each of these lessons. Do it now, before the busyness of attending law school sets in.
If you work at a law school as a librarian or professor, think about assigning one or all of these lessons to your incoming students.