These are questions I am often asked. Thought I don't mind
answering them again, I thought it might be helpful to put some of
them here, and the answers I give to those questions. If you
have a question that you think should be included here, by all means
send it to me via
E-mail and I will answer it here for everyone's benefit.
Can I hand in my assignment late?
Generally, no. With rare exceptions for real, serious
problems, I will accept a written assignment one day late. But
you must discuss it with me before the deadline. And
you will suffer a penalty on the final grade.
Yes, this is a strict policy. But Courts
are not lenient either. An important part of learning legal
writing is learning to start earlier, and be ready with a near final
draft a day or two in advance. If you do those things, you
will rarely miss a filing deadline.
Which assignments do we have to include in
All of them. Think of the Portfolio as your file for the case
at the end of each semester. Lawyers need to learn to keep
good files, and this is a good place to start. Also, you will
find at the end of the semester, when you look over the progress of
your work, you will be amazed at how much you have learned.
How do I read the PowerPoint presentations
on the TWEN site?
If you download them to your computer, and you have PowerPoint
installed, just opening the file will let you open the presentation
and view it in PowerPoint. Note that some of the presentations
have "notes" at the bottom of each slide. These help you
remember what I said as I ran through the slides. You can see
the notes by selecting that view in PowerPoint, or by printing the
notes pages themselves (which is an option on the print menu).
If you don't have PowerPoint, you need to download the PowerPoint
viewer. You can find one on the Microsoft site, or on our TWEN
classroom site, or from
I lost the handout from one of your
classes. Can I get another copy?
Of course! Just ask me for it (with some specificity) in an
E-mail, and I will either E-mail the file to you (if I have it in
electronic format), or I will bring it to you at our next class.