Katie’s Blog: Essays, News, Marginalia
:: How do we teach our law students to prioritize alternative sources of knowledge? To prioritize "vernacular thought, theory, community, maps, places, intuitions"? This seems to me to be a critical lawyering skill, at the intersection of client counseling,...
:: Michelle Alexander: “My great crime was imagining that there was a path to racial justice that didn’t include those we view as guilty.”
:: This is a blog post about audience awareness, and how it can be screwed up so badly.
After years of hard work, my co-author Ruth Ann McKinney and I, together with our production team at FireStream Media and our publisher Carolina Academic Press, have released Core Grammar for College. Core Grammar for College is the second in the Core Grammar Series,...
This past week, I was lucky enough to participate in the Law and Rhetoric Colloquium at Stetson University College of Law, put together by the inimitable Professor Kirsten K. Davis. Below is the announcement of the Colloquium, which includes a picture of the...
:: At the beginning of every school year, my legal writing students face a double, daunting challenge: to learn to write about a topic they are unfamiliar with (the law) in a dialect that they are unfamiliar with (legal discourse).
:: What follows below is a rough transcript of a conversation that I just had with a representative from my health insurance company. I waited on hold for 15 minutes before I was able to speak with him.
:: Lawyers sometimes allow legalese to infect their writing—even their email signatures.
:: Law schools have gone through an immense crisis.
:: Should the science war be waged in Michele Bachmann’s brain?
:: Apropos of my last post on student loan debt, here’s an article on how some law schools seem to be interested in making a lot of money in these hard economic times.
:: How much protection do we want to give to lenders of student loans? How can we implement better counseling for prospective law students, even when they don’t want to hear it?