Author Spotlight Matthew C. Cordon

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This week, we feature Matthew C. Cordon, Director of Legal Writing Center and Professor of Law at Baylor Law School. He is the co-author of Researching Texas Law (3d ed. 2012).

Guest Post:

I am a failed sports writer.

When I left for college at the age of 18, I knew I wanted to continue to play sports, and I knew that one day I wanted to become a sports writer. My (small-school) collegiate football career, however, ended uninterestingly after one year, and my tennis career was not much better. I eventually turned my attention to becoming a journalist, and thankfully a small newspaper in Missouri hired me as its sports editor.

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Author Spotlight Jeffrey A Brauch

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This week we feature Jefferey Brauch, Professor at Regent University School of Law, author of A Higher Law: Readings on the Influence of Christian Thought in Anglo-American Law (2008) and an earlier edition, Is Higher Law Common Law (1999).

Jeffrey A. Brauch on A Higher Law: Readings on the Influence of Christian Thought in Anglo-American Law:

A Higher Law came out of my teaching experience in a course on “Christian Foundations of Law” at Regent University School of Law.  The course is required for first-year law students. In their other first-year courses students learn the legal rules and doctrines that govern various areas of the law (contracts,

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Author Spotlight: Lynn Wardle

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This week we feature Lynn Wardle, Professor of Law at J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, co-author of Fundamental Principles of Family Law, Second Edition.

Guest Post:

When I entered law teaching in 1978, I thought I would teach for two or three years, and then return to practicing law.  But I got “hooked” on doing legal research and writing, especially about Family Law.   I now have been working as a Family Law scholar for over 35 years. 

Nothing in my background would have predicted that development.  I was interested in international relations and political science as an undergraduate (double major),

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Author Spotlight: Michelle M. Wu

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This week we feature Michelle M. Wu, Law Library Director and Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Library, author of Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Cases and Insights, and contributor to Trends Interactive: A Dialog on Law Libraries and Technology.

Michelle M. Wu on Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Cases and Insights: 

In the coming generation of law library directors are librarians who have relatively little experience in the politics, ethics, and management of libraries, simply because the rapid retirement of directors has forced an unusually rapid ascension for new leaders.  It is easier to jump from a “head of” position to a directorship than it has been for many years,

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Author Spotlight: Wayne Schiess

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This week we feature Wayne Schiess, author of Better Legal Writing: Fifteen Topics for Advanced Legal Writers.

Guest post:

I direct the David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy at the University of Texas School of Law, and I’ve been teaching legal writing at Texas for 23 years. Here’s how I got there.

I grew up in a small town in Idaho and attended a small high school that offered no Advanced Placement courses. When I got to college, my roommate was surprised I was taking freshman English. “Didn’t you take A.P. English?” he asked me. “What’s A.P.?” I replied.

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Author Spotlight: Richard Leiter

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This month we feature Richard Leiter, author of National Survey of State Laws.

Richard will also be presenting on this  title at the Hein Booth (#203) at AALL on Monday, July 20 at 11:00 AM! Be sure to stop by if you’re attending! View the full schedule here »

Guest post:

This seventh edition was a long time coming. It’s a story that demands telling of the book’s genesis as a title for Gale Research, back when the company was independent and known as one of the premier publishers of reference works for libraries. After the first edition was published in 1993, it went on to receive rave reviews and quickly became a standard reference work as attested by its inclusion in the January 1995 Wilson Library Quarterly’s list of “Field Tested Reference Resources” and its recognition by the New York Public Library as one of the year’s Outstanding Reference Resources in March 1994.

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Author Spotlight: Susan Nevelow Mart

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This month we feature Susan Nevelow Mart, author of The Boulder Statements on Legal Research Pedagogy: The Intersection of Intellectual and Practical Skills and the new Legal Information Review journal.

Susan will also be presenting on her publications at the Hein Booth (#203) at AALL on Sunday, July 19 at 11:10 AM! Be sure to stop by if you’re attending! View the full schedule here »

Guest post:

Everyone comes to law librarianship on an individual path, and that path impacts the direction your career takes. For me, I came to law librarianship after almost twenty years as a practicing attorney,

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Author Spotlight: Ken Bresler

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We are excited to re-introduce a section on the Hein Blog called “Author’s Spotlight”.  This section will feature posts submitted from our authors on various topics relating to titles that they have published, or that provide an insider’s view as to the author’s perspective. If you would like to be featured in an upcoming post, or know an author who would, please email marketing@wshein.com.

This month we feature Ken Bresler, author of Mark Twain vs. Lawyers, Lawmakers, and Lawbreakers: Humorous Observations.

Ken Bresler on the research and publication of his Twain book:

I decided that I couldn’t be an authentic aficionado of Mark Twain without having read the body of his work.

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Author Spotlight: Alan Dworsky

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We are excited to re-introduce a section on the Hein Blog called “Author’s Spotlight”.  This section will feature posts submitted from our authors on various topics relating to titles that they have published, or that provide an insider’s view as to the author’s perspective. If you would like to be featured in an upcoming post, or know an author who would, please email marketing@wshein.com.

This month we feature Alan Dworsky, author of The User’s Guide to the Bluebook, The Little Book on Legal Writing, and The Little Book on Oral Argument.

Guest Post:

My dad was a lawyer, and so was my Uncle Jerry,

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Author Spotlight: Ronald J. Sievert

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We are excited to re-introduce a  section on the Hein Blog called “Author’s Spotlight”.  This section will feature posts submitted from our authors on various topics relating to titles that they have published, or that provide an insiders view as to the author’s perspective. If you would like to be featured in an upcoming post, or know an author who would, please email marketing@wshein.com.

This month we feature Ronald Sievert, professor at the Bush School of Government and U.T. Law School, the author of Cases and Materials on U.S. Law and National Security.

Guest Post:

I have written three editions of Cases and Materials on US Law and National Security,

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