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Making Two Separates Equal: Combining Graduation Requirements and Research and Writing Skills
Events at Dickinson Law
  • Ann Walsh Long, Lincoln Memorial University - Duncan School of Law
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Start Date
12-6-2019 2:15 PM
End Date
12-6-2019 2:45 PM
Presenter Biography

Ann Walsh Long was a founding member of the Duncan School of Law Library. With more than 25 years of experience, Ann has worked in the government setting at the EPA, in the private sector at several large law firms, and in the academic setting at the West Virginia University College of Law. She has written numerous articles and presented regionally and nationally on current trends in law libraries. She received her J.D. from Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, her M.S.L.S. from the Catholic University of America, and her B.A. from Colorado College.


ABA Standard 303 requires that a law school offer a curriculum that requires each student to satisfactorily complete at least one professional responsibility course, one upper-level writing course, and one or more experiential course(s) totaling at least six credit hours. While the same class cannot count toward more than one of these requirements, Interpretation 303-1 allows one course to count as "either as an upper-class writing requirement or as a simulation course provided the course meets all of the requirements of both types of courses and the law school permits a student to use the course to satisfy only one requirement under this Standard." This presentation will discuss how an Advanced Legal Research course can be structured so that it complies with this Interpretation and allows students the option of choosing which requirement the course satisfies.

Citation Information
Ann Walsh Long. "Making Two Separates Equal: Combining Graduation Requirements and Research and Writing Skills" (2019)
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