Writing for Law Practice
This upper-level elective writing course could also be called “Upping Your Writing Game” or maybe “Writing Boot Camp.” It is a “pure” legal writing course- focusing on law-trained readers’ needs for clear, concise, cohesive writing, and on how to satisfy those needs in a variety of legal writing settings. Students practice critical reading skills and techniques for self- and peer-editing. In short, the course is a sort of “boot camp” aimed at skills that cannot always be mastered in the first-year writing course, which focuses so much on legal analysis and problem-solving. This course is experiential in the sense that students will perform tasks that lawyers do in practice. The course focuses on a combination of composition fundamentals and more sophisticated revision techniques.