How to Read A Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students:
In previous summers I have posted drafts of my essay for entering law students on how to read a judicial opinion. This time around I am posting the final version, as published last fall in the Green Bag: How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students.

  I've been very pleased that a number of law schools assigned the draft version of the essay to entering students. I hope they will continue to assign it using the final (and nicely formatted) version rather than the draft. As I noted last year, the essay has a creative commons license which means that the final essay can be freely reproduced and posted elsewhere for any educational or non-profit purpose.