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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Professor Linda Edwards' Article Highlighted on Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Website

Linda Edwards is the E.L. Cord Foundation Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

An article written by Professor Edwards for the Journal of Legal Education, titled “The Trouble with Categories: What Theory Can Teach Us About the Doctrine-Skills Divide,” was recently reviewed by a Washburn University School of Law associate professor. The review, highlighted under Article for April 2015, was posted to the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning website, a faculty development resource co-sponsored by Gonzaga University School of Law, Washburn University School of Law, and the University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.

The review, which praises Professor Edward’s article, reads: “In her recent, stirring article, Linda Edwards points out the ample failings of the ubiquitous skills-doctrine categorization of law school courses and calls for an end to the skills-doctrine divide. …Edwards' case against the doctrine-skills categorization (together with her mini-treatise on the pitfalls of categorization in general) is compelling, and her suggested new conception of categories for law school courses is intriguing.”

Professor Edwards is a national leader in the field of legal writing, having been awarded the 2009 Thomas Blackwell Award for her lifetime achievements in and contributions to the field.