Legal Reading and Success in Law School is the title of an article written by Leah Christensen from The University of St. Thomas Law School, in Minnesota. Ms. Christensen presents the results of a study examining how first year law students in the top and bottom 50% of their class read a judicial opinion and whether their use of particular reading strategies impacts their law school grades. The results were significant: even when students had gone through the same first-semester classes, the more successful law students read a judicial opinion differently than those students who were less successful.
It is well worth the time to read this article which you can download from the SSRN site.
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