Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Law School Histories: a how to guide

Law School Histories: A Panel Discussion, has been posted by Robert M. Jarvis, Nova Southeastern University Law School. It features authors of law school histories: Michael de L. Landon, David J. Langum, and D. Don Welch, and Linda M. Lacy, Senior Editor of Carolina Academic Press, publisher of histories of Creighton, Stetson, and Valparaiso Law Schools. Robert Jarvis moderates. Here's a short description:
Many law professors are interested in publishing a history of their law school, but few know how to do so. This paper identifies and discusses the various steps, including: 1) securing the necessary institutional support; 2) locating the underlying source material; 3) deciding on the manuscript's direction and tone; 4) working with co-authors; 5) finding a publisher; and 6) developing and executing a marketing plan.