The Westlaw Academic team brings articles relevant to the law school experience.

Tips for Moot Court Tryouts: 9 Elements of Successful Oral Arguments (2 of 2)

Sep 11, 2013 By: Jenny Weigel

In my last post I covered four of the nine elements for successful oral arguments.  Today we will examine the final five.

Tips for Moot Court Tryouts: 9 Elements of Successful Oral Arguments (1 of 2)

Sep 10, 2013 By: Jenny Weigel

Last week, the first post in this series covered seven preparation steps for moot court tryouts. This week, we’re tackling the main

Tips for Moot Court Tryouts: 7 Steps of Preparation

Sep 5, 2013 By: Jenny Weigel

With the start of yet another law school comes not only the craziness of slipping back into routine for 2Ls and 3Ls,

Tackling the most important topics of law school, Part 6b: Rational basis, “with teeth,” and intermediate scrutiny

Sep 5, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

(Editor’s note: Over the next ten weeks, we’ll be covering some of the most prominent legal concepts taught in law school to help students

Tackling the most important topics of law school, Part 6a: Constitutional judicial review and strict scrutiny

Sep 5, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

This week’s topic is the different levels of judicial review in constitutional law. Part A will discuss strict scrutiny, the most exacting standard.

Secondary Sources – Lifesavers for Law Students

Sep 4, 2013 By: Megan McKinney Downs

As a law student you will be asked to research topics and areas of law that you know very little about. Secondary sources are the best way to build your base knowledge of legal concepts so that you may approach your case law and statutory research with better understanding and forethought.

Tackling the most important topics of law school, Part 5: When is it hearsay, and when is hearsay okay?

Aug 29, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

(Editor’s note: Over the next ten weeks, we’ll be covering some of the most prominent legal concepts taught in law school to help students

Tackling the most important topics of law school, Part 4b: Making your case with IRAC and legal writing

Aug 22, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

“IRAC” — the blueprint for legal writing — is important both in law school, and in doing any kind of legal analysis and argument in the actual practice of law

Tackling the most important topics of law school, Part 4a: IRAC, legal writing, and laying the foundations for your argument

Aug 22, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

“IRAC” — the blueprint for legal writing — is important both in law school, and in doing any kind of legal analysis and argument in the actual practice of law

Tackling the most important topics of law school, Part 3b: Acceptance of an offer

Aug 15, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

(Editor’s note: Over the next ten weeks, we’ll be covering some of the most prominent legal concepts taught in law school to

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