I’ve been waiting for this moment for a while now…for almost 8 months, to be exact, filled with my labor of love, lots of learning, anxiety, and anticipation. Finally, I am happy to announce the launch of my internet-based learning portal – Buddy-In-Law.com. I envision this site as a platform where I offer training courses and workshops for legal professionals. The first course on the menu is Introduction to Legal Writing, designed for individuals whose first language is not English and who want to study law, conduct research in U.S. academic institutions or work as legal professionals. The course builds the foundation of effective legal writing while introducing students to the US legal system. Students practice the basics of case analysis and legal reasoning as they learn to structure, develop, revise and edit their writing, and get familiar with some key concepts from logic and rhetoric. Conceived for non-native speakers of English, it can be a good review course for anybody who needs to brush up his or her writing skills.
The course is designed in the Open Source course management system Moodle, which supports the “social constructionist pedagogy” (for those who care). What it means in practical terms is that the course platform allows for good interactive components, including chats, forums, and instructors’ feedback. At the same time, it is very flexible. Students can access lessons at their convenience and progress at their own pace. Please check it out, tell your friends who may be interested in the course. I’d also appreciate any feedback you can give me. Lawsagna, of course, will continue as usual, and hopefully, be even better, with your help and support, my dear readers.