Montana Presents at Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference

Professor Patricia Montana presented her article, Bridging the Reading Gap in the Law School Classroom, forthcoming in the Capital University Law Review, this weekend at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.


Patricia Montana

Here is a brief description of the presentation:

Many students struggle in law school because they do not know how to read text closely and have limited practice in reading complex or lengthy pieces of writing that demand deep thinking and reflection. The presentation discussed how students’ prior educational experiences and relationship with technology contribute to this problem. The presentation also explored ways to improve the reading skills of entering students. Because a strong basis in reading is so critical to not only performing well in law school, but also to becoming a practice-ready attorney, law professors need to focus more attention on narrowing the reading gap.

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