How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students

With the law school Fall semester just a few weeks away, I thought I would mention once again my short article, How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students.

I’ve received several requests in the last week from law professors seeking permission to reprint the article and distribute it to students. There’s no need to ask, actually: Thanks to its Creative Commons license, the article can be freely distributed for all non-commercial purposes. So law professors and legal writing instructors are welcome to distribute it to incoming students (and I’d be delighted if they do).