Tenure for Memphis's Romantz
The listserv for the Legal Writing Institute carried posts today about the granting of tenure to Professor David Romantz of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He is a legal writing professor.
Congratulations to David.
He wrote a very good article a couple of years ago that I recommend to anyone in this field (teaching legal writing): David S. Romantz, The Truth about Cats and Dogs: Legal Writing Courses and the Law School Curriculum, 52 U. Kan. L. Rev. 105 (2003).
In his article, he makes this excellent point:
"[L]egal writing courses teach key practical skills, together with analytical skills, that add both relevance and breadth to the law curriculum. As such, legal writing courses ought to enjoy the same significance, curricular importance, and institutional support as their doctrinal counterparts." Id. at 146.