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Calleros article published in Perspectives

portrait of ASU law professor Charles Calleros
June 19, 2013

An article by law professor Charles Calleros about adapting legal writing curricula to emerging communication technologies, such as iPhones or similar hand-held devices, has been published in Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing.

The essay, “Traditional Office Memoranda and E-mail Memos, in Practice and in the First Semester,” argues that traditional memoranda remain the best vehicle for teaching legal method, analysis, organization and writing. However, Calleros writes, first-year legal writing courses should additionally assign more concise follow-up memos that can fit comfortably within the body of an email, can be easily read on the screen of a hand-held device, and can employ any sensible format that suits the assignment.

Perspectives is a newsletter published by Thomson Reuters for legal research and writing instructors and law firm and law school librarians.

To read the full article click here.

Calleros’ research interests include international and comparative contract law; international conflict of laws; the intersection of free speech with race and gender discrimination; and various issues regarding legal education. At ASU, he teaches Contracts, International Contracts, Civil Rights Legislation, and Legal Method and Writing, using his own published textbooks for Contracts and Legal Method and Writing.