Wanted: More legal writing skills

Results from the 2008 Law School Survey of Student Engagement reveal that many students don’t feel like they get enough real-life legal writing practice in their law school curriculum.

Nearly half of responding participants said they did not have enough practice developing their legal writing skills and more than a third reported to need additional opportunities for practice-based writing assignments.

The survey is a catalyst in improving law school conditions for students. Santa Clara University School of Law responded to students’ discontentment with financial services by starting its own financial aid department after hearing students' feedback through the survey.

Check out the other results of the 2008 survey by reading the full story in the March issue of The National Jurist here: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress/nationaljurist0309/index.php?sta...