Tuesday, January 4, 2011

YLS Faculty Honored for Legal Writing by the Green Bag Journal

Green Bag, a quarterly journal dedicated to good writing about the law, has announced its annual list of outstanding legal writing from the past year, and two Yale Law professors and a visiting lecturer are among the honorees.

Sterling Professor of Law and Legal History John Langbein was honored for his book, History of the Common Law: The Development of Anglo-American Legal Institutions, written with Renee L. Lerner and Bruce P. Smith. J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law Heather Gerken was honored for her February 2, 2010 “Testimony Submitted to the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.” And Visiting Lecturer in Law Mark Kravitz was honored for his article, “Written and Oral Persuasion in the United States Courts: A District Judge’s Perspective on Their History, Function, and Future.”

Honors also went to Yale Law School graduates Martha Minow ’79 for her book, In Brown’s Wake; Barbara Babcock ’63, for her entry on Clara Shortridge Foltz in the Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law; and Jeffrey Rosen ’91, for his article, “Roberts versus Roberts: Just how radical is the chief justice?” in The New Republic.

All the selected pieces will be published in the 2011 Green Bag Almanac and Reader.

For more information, including the complete list of “Exemplary Legal Writing 2010” honorees, visit www.greenbag.org.