Books

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Massachusetts Legal Research (2010)

Massachusetts Legal Research is a concise guide to researching Massachusetts law and to the general...

 

Articles

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What Legal Employers Want and Really Need (with Mary Ann Chirba, Elisabeth Keller, and Judith Tracey), The Second Draft (2011)
 
Do Not Edit When You Need to Revise (with Mary Ann Chirba, Elisabeth A. Keller, and Judith B. Tracy), Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2010)
 

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Teaching in Practice: Legal Writing Faculty as Expert Writing Consultants to Law Firms (with Kathleen E. Vinson), Mercer Law Review (2009)

As experts in the pedagogy and substance of legal writing, full-time legal writing faculty who...

 

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A Methodology for Mentoring Writing in Law Practice: Using Textual Clues to Provide Effective and Efficient Feedback (with Jane Kent Gionfriddo and Daniel Barnett), Quinnipiac Law Review (2009)

Becoming a successful legal writer is a process that begins in law school and continues...

 

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Clarifying the Law on Post-Employment Covenants, New Jersey Law Journal (2004)
 

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Why You Should Use a Course Web Page, Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing (2001)
 

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Writing Labs: Commenting on Student Work-In-Progress, The Second Draft: Bulletin of the Legal Writing Institute (1999)
 

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Teaching Case Synthesis in Living Color, The Second Draft: Bulletin of the Legal Writing Institute (1997)
 

Selected Professional Activities

Judicial Training Programs in Bosnia and the Efficacy of Rule of Law Training, U.S. State Department (2013)

Presentation on personal experience conducting judicial training programs in Bosnia, including observations and recommendations on...

 
Introduction to Common Law Reasoning and Method, Insights into U.S. Law, Boston College Law School (2012)

A class conducted for visiting students from Renmin University in Beijing on common law reasoning...

 
A Methodology for Drafting Appeals, Criminal Defence Section, Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2012)

A workshop sponsored by the Criminal Defense Section of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina....

 
Challenges in Drafting Verdicts, Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2012)
 
A Methodology for Drafting Verdicts, U.S. Department of Justice (2012)

Professor Blum conducted a training on verdict drafting for a group of 30 judges of...

 
Two Innovative Practice Prep Exercises, New England Consortium on Legal Writing: Preparation for Practice (2011)
 
Insights from Teaching in Bosnia, Faculty "Brown Bag" Colloquium, Boston College Law School (2011)

Discussed insights gained from teaching judges and legal officers of Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 
Improving the Quality of Written Opinions, Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, U.S. Department of Justice (2011)

As sole presenter, gave two-day courses to judges and legal officers of Court of Bosnia...

 
Conference Chair: What Legal Employers Want...and Really Need, New England Consortium on Legal Writing (2010)

Planned and organized conference of over 50 law faculty and legal employers from Massachusetts and...

 
Characteristics of a Mature Legal Writing Program, New England Consortium on Legal Writing (2009)

As a legal writing programs matures, a culture of collaboration can foster innovation and excellence...

 
The Importance of Teaching Statutes, Thirteenth Biennial Conference of The Legal Writing Institute (2008)
 
Taking Our Expertise into the Trenches: Consulting on Writing in Law Practice, Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute (2006)
 
Conducted a workshop on legal writing for summer associates, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP (2006)
 
Teaching Legal Research Analytically (with Karen S. Beck), Tenth Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute (2006)
 

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Co-Editor: The Second Draft: Bulletin of the Legal Writing Institute (1994-2000) (with Jane Kent Gionfriddo) (1994)

With Jane Kent Gionfriddo, editors. The Second Draft: Bulletin of the Legal Writing Institute 9-14...