Categories: Law Practice Skills Legal Writing


Weigold, Ursula

Course Data

Room 3226
R 2:40pm-4:40pm

Pass/Fail: No

Course Description

Advanced Legal Writing: Writing for Law Practice.
Learn the nuts and bolts of writing for law practice in this experiential learning course. Students will practice writing the types of documents that they will encounter in representing clients, e.g., engagement letters, demand letters, client e-mails, pleadings, communications with opposing counsel, affidavits, and trial-level briefs. Students will critique good and bad examples of legal writing, give and receive peer feedback, and work on in-class writing projects. They will receive substantial feedback from the professor. They will learn how to adapt the tone, format, and substance of their writing to a variety of practice settings and audiences.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will understand how to:

• adapt the tone, format, and substance of your writing for different purposes
and audiences
• write clearly and concisely in a legal context
• write effective legal correspondence to legal and non-legal readers
• write typical trial-level documents, like pleadings, discovery requests, motions,
and affidavits

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