Professor Barbara Blumenfeld Looks at Legal Creative Process

November 16, 2011

Barbara Blumenfeld

Professor Barbara Blumenfeld has published an article titled, “Teaching Thinking and the Legal Creative Process,” in the fall 2011 issue of The Law Teacher, a publication of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning. The institute is an initiative of Gonzaga University School of Law and Washburn University School of Law, and is committed to improving the quality of teaching and learning in legal education.

Blumenfeld, who directs the legal writing program at the UNM School of Law, begins the discussion with this opening paragraph: “How does one teach thinking? Can one do that? These are questions that I kept asking myself as even students with excellent basic writing skills were not writing solid documents – they were not fully developing the reasoning that must be completed before one actually places words on paper or computer.”