LAW 540

Advanced Legal Writing

Writing is a lawyer’s most important skill, and building that skill is a lifelong process. This course will teach you techniques used by the world’s best legal writers. You will learn to choose the right words, organize your thoughts, and convey your arguments as precisely and succinctly as possible. To that end, we will study modern style guides, improve flawed examples from court filings, and compose a variety of legal documents. The course will provide extensive feedback that will help you grow as a writer regardless of your current skills.

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