ERIC Number: ED146574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Reading and Study Skills to Law Students: The FAIR Method.
Mayfield, Craig K.
This paper describes the development of a reading and study skills course for law students at Brigham Young University. A study technique called the "FAIR Method" helps students look for the following common elements in all law cases: the facts on which resolution of the dispute turns, the action or classification of the dispute (such as assault and battery, negligent homocide, etc.), the issue (what the court decides) around which all other elements develop, and the reasons that the court gives for its decision. Although this course is the only freshman reading course in the nation that is offered for credit toward the Juris Doctors degree, it is concluded that any college reading program could establish a similar course for law students. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (10th, Denver, Colorado, March 31-April 2, 1977)