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Peter Friedman on Wikis

Peter Friedman, Law School Professor, talks about using wikis:

As the article further mentions, last year my legal writing students collaboratively authored a Legal Brief Writing Checklist. It isn't all that bad; it contains a lot of useful information and advice, and links to a lot of useful online resources. More importantly, the students learned a hell of a lot. And you know what? You -- whoever you are -- can revise, edit, and add to it. Hell, import it into Wikipedia if you want. In legal writing, we're all waiting for the definitive legal writing text. Maybe instead of waiting for some contemporary Aristotle to write a modern Rhetoric, we should all, together, be writing it instead.