Professor Sbarge Presented Unique Legal Writing Exercises at the Tenth Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference
Published: March 20, 2010
Legal Methods Professor Jean K. Sbarge presented “Taking the Lede from Journalism: Two Exercises to Hook Students’ Interest and Introduce Concepts” at the Tenth Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference in March at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Professor Sbarge discussed and demonstrated exercises designed to grab students’ attention while providing hands-on experiential learning to help students understand concepts. One exercise brings to life the real Pringles versus potato chip case to introduce legal reasoning and rule application, and the other exercise uses an Edward Hopper painting, Diane Arbus photograph and news photograph to introduce and teach the concept of counterargument. More than 100 legal writing professors from across the country attended the conference.