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Prof. Gionfriddo Announces New "Monograph" Series

8/27/09--Jane Kent Gionfriddo, BC Law Professor of Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing and Editor-in-Chief of the new electronic Monograph Series of the Legal Writing Institute, has announced that the first volume in the Series is now available on the web site of the Institute, an organization of 2100 U.S. and foreign members that is devoted to promoting excellence in legal writing and analysis.

8/27/09--Jane Kent Gionfriddo, BC Law Professor of Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing and Editor-in-Chief of the new electronic Monograph Series of the Legal Writing Institute, has announced that the first volume in the Series is now available on the web site of the Institute, an organization of 2100 U.S. and foreign members that is devoted to promoting excellence in legal writing and analysis.  Volumes in the Series will each focus on a specific topic relevant to teaching, curriculum, scholarship or status of Legal Writing professionals and will include substantial, well-developed pieces of scholarship in the form of law review articles or book chapters that have previously been published elsewhere.
 
The first volume, available at http://www.lwionline.org/monograph.html, focuses on "The Art of Critiquing Written Work."  "We chose this topic for the first volume since we believe giving feedback on writing is so fundamental to teaching law students, and lawyers in practice, how to express legal analysis effectively," Gionfriddo says.  "New teachers will find articles in the volume that will provide a sound introduction to giving effective comments on written work.  More experienced teachers will find discussions of theory and new ideas that will invigorate their teaching and provide a basis for future scholarship."

The volume includes articles by several faculty members in the Boston College Law School Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing program, including Daniel Barnett, E. Joan Blum, and Jane Kent Gionfriddo.
 
Professor Gionfriddo and the Editorial Board are now beginning work on a second volume that they hope will provide an excellent resource for new teachers.  This "Deskbook for New Teachers" will include foundational articles in the field on teaching legal analysis, research and writing and is scheduled to be posted on the LWI web site in 2011.