Categories: Legal Writing
Instructor(s) Kaiser, Aviva
Advanced Legal Writing-General. This course will prepare law students for the working world by honing writing skills for a variety of legal documents, including written communications with clients and other attorneys. We will discuss and practice the major principles of legal writing in plain English with no jargon and no legalese. In addition to fine-tuning basic and more advanced writing skills, students will learn how to use their writing to win arguments, persuade clients, and sharpen their own thinking. The class will function largely as a workshop where, through exercises and group critique each student will learn to write more succinctly and effectively. Better writers make better lawyers.