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How to Read a Legal Opinion—The Article, and Now the Podcast

Something for incoming 1Ls, and for others interested in studying law.


Regular Volokh Conspiracy readers may be familiar with my 2007 short essay, How to Read A Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students.   For those who like to listen instead of read, I thought I would flag my recent podcast discussion about the article —  and the broader questions of how 1Ls should think about learning law and law school exams.  You can listen here: How to Read a Legal Opinion.

The podcast is 25 minutes long.  It is hosted by law professor Leslie Garfield Tenzer as part of her Law to Fact podcasts on legal education.