Individualized Writing Instruction Services


For 1Ls


The IIS is the place to come for help with any questions related to legal writing and organizing your writing.  You can access the services by coming to a group workshop or signing up for an individual session.


Individual Sessions


If you prefer to work one on one, you can reserve an individual session.  These sessions can be for up to 30 minutes, and are held in room 2378, which is in the library. 


To find the room, enter the library's big glass reading room and take the long stairway down to level 2.  Go through the glass doors and then through the door to the right.  You'll see room 2378 straight ahead, at the end of that hallway.


You can drop in, or sign up to reserve an appointment.  If it is difficult for you to stop by the office, you can call 263-5088 or e-mail mbray@facstaff.wisc.edu, explaining your concern and leaving a list of the times you are available.  You'll get a response within two working days.



If you want general information geared to the writing challenges all 1Ls face, come to the workshops.  These workshops focus on helping you learn how to write comfortably for the lawyers who are your teachers and will become your employers.  Each workshop is offered at different times so that at least one workshop fits around your class schedule.  Bring your lunch and come get some tips to help you impress your readers, save you time, and reduce your stress.  The first workshop is announced below.


Writing Clearer Supporting Paragraphs


In this 30 minute workshop, learn how simple word choices make thesis sentences clearer and logical flow more smoothly.  This technique, although simple, can be used in all sorts of legal writing whenever you are trying to make and support a point.  The workshop will include an opportunity to practice the technique in a relaxed environment, and will include time for individual questions. 


Times offered:

Tues., Sept. 8 at 12:05 in room 5240

Thurs., Sept. 10 at 12:05 in room 5240

Thurs., Sept. 10 at 6:45 p.m. in room 5240

Submitted by roomreservations, roomreservations@law.wisc.edu on September 2, 2009

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