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Neal A.

Lawrence, KS

$35/hour

Law Librarian and Educator

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Kansas State University
University California Los Angeles
Master's
University of Kansas
J.D.

Education

Kansas State University

University California Los Angeles (Master's)

University of Kansas (J.D.)

About Neal

I tailor lesson plans to the topic being taught as well as the student's preferred learning style. Multimedia is often effective in reinforcing materials covered orally and in writing. Asking a student to apply what he or she has learned to a new context is a useful way to reinforce lessons and probe the depth of a student's understanding of a topic.

I have been tutoring students since high school. I frequently work with students on their research and writing skills at a law school.

I have taught a wide variety of courses and frequently audit courses, as well.
I tailor lesson plans to the topic being taught as well as the student's preferred learning style. Multimedia is often effective in reinforcing materials covered orally and in writing. Asking a student to apply what he or she has learned to a new context is a useful way to reinforce lessons and probe the depth of a student's understanding of a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Lawrence, KS 66044
In-person lessons
Math:
Logic
Science:
Philosophy
Test Preparation:
Bar Exam
Computer:
HTML
Language:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bar Exam

I took and passed the bar exam. I am Kansas attorney #18933. I now teach law school courses at William Mitchell College of Law: Disaster Law, Advanced Legal Research, and Administrative Legal Research. I been teaching courses at William Mitchell since November of 2005.

English

I am a native English speaker. I received a perfect score on the Advanced Placement English exam. I scored 750 out of 800 possible points on the English section of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

I have developed a succinct writing style over the course of obtaining two graduate degrees. I have a Juris Doctorate (JD) and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS).

I worked as a professional editor in 2002 and 2003. I recently edited a book on the Japanese Constitution that was published by Carolina Academic Press in 2010.

Government & Politics

Worked for the District Court in Kansas (1996).

Law Degree from the University of Kansas (1998).

Worked for a U.S. government agency (US Export-Import Bank) in Washington, D.C. (2001).

Took a course on Government Information at UCLA (2003).

Worked as a research and reference librarian since 2004 to the present.

Teaching Disaster Law this summer and Advanced Legal Research in the Fall of 2013 at William Mitchell College of Law.

Law

For the last ten years I have taught a wide variety of law school courses.

After law school, I practiced real estate law and did criminal defense work. Later, I worked for a federal agency in Washington, D.C.

In 2006, I completed my master's degree in library and information science and began working at a law school in Minnesota. I began by co-teaching the legal research and writing program.

Over the past decade, I have helped teach doctrinal courses, skills courses, and clinical courses including Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Disaster Law, Veterans Law, Advanced Legal Research, and Internet Legal Research.

Logic

I graduated with a philosophy degree in 1995 which included a course in Symbolic Logic. I then went on to law school where I continued my education in logical fallacies and deductive reasoning (e.g. the negative inference rule in statutory analysis). I also obtained a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science where I studied the role of inductive reasoning in website design and systems analysis and design.

Philosophy

I obtained a Bachelor's of Arts in Philosophy in 1995. My main area of interest is applied ethics but I am able to help students with a range of topics including ethical theories, rhetoric, ancient philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, creationism, feminist philosophy, jurisprudence (or philosophy of law), as well as social and political philosophy.

I recently gave a presentation on information ethics for the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries' Legal Research Institute. Information ethics is a type of applied ethics.

Public Speaking

I am an experienced public speaker. I went to the National Forensics League's National Debate Tournament in Policy Debate in 1991. I was also went to finals in the District Tournament in International Extemporaneous Speaking and Student Congress that year. I hold the "triple ruby" distinction in the National Forensics League.

Since then I have practiced law and litigated civil actions. I currently teach Advanced Legal Research and Disaster Law at William Mitchell College of Law.

Writing

I have developed a succinct writing style over the course of obtaining two graduate degrees. I have a Juris Doctorate (JD) and a Master's Degree in Library & Information Science (MLIS).

I worked as an editor for the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (2002). I recently edited a book on the Japanese Constitution that was published by Carolina Academic Press (2010).

Kansas State University
University California Los Angeles
Master's
University of Kansas
J.D.

Education

Kansas State University

University California Los Angeles (Master's)

University of Kansas (J.D.)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Neal will travel within 25 miles of Lawrence, KS 66044.