Our legal writing curriculum reflects the Law School's strong commitment to helping every student learn essential lawyering skills. The Legal Research and Writing Program offers courses in legal research, analysis, and writing for students at all levels.

Students gain intensive legal research and writing experience in their first year of law school at Wisconsin. They learn to research the law in both traditional and electronic formats and to prepare a variety of legal documents typical of law practice. Upper-level students have a variety of choices for advanced legal writing instruction in seminars, clinics, doctrinal courses, and specialized research and writing courses.

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News & Announcements

  • The semi-finalists in the Spring 2019 Best Brief Competition are Erin Bartenstein, Jack Brooks, Margaret Brzakala, Michael Doering, Liz Euller, Kelsey Halloran, Adnan Hussain, Paul Matenaer, Camilo Mesa, Maggie Morris, Heather Roehr, Anna Rossi, Olivia Schwartz, Philip Steigerwald, Grace Stewart, Derek Thomas, Josi Wergin, and Aaron White.
  • Professor Sarah Hadjimarkos spoke at the Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference in March 2019 on the topic "Finding Deeper Meaning: Guiding Students to Look Past What Courts Say and Extract What They Mean."
  • Professor Ursula Weigold began her duties as Associate Dean for Experiential Learning at the law school in January 2019.
  • Professors Sarah Hadjimarkos and Trina Tinglum spoke at Chapman University School of Law in California on "Maintaining Empathy While Keeping Students Accountable" in November 2018.   
  • Professor Andrew Turner spoke at Ave Maria School of Law on "Elevating Your Program to the Next Level" in December 2018 and presented his paper "Let's Not Be Creative: Rigid IRAC and the Hidden Power of Formalistic Legal Writing" at the LWRR Section's Newer Scholars Showcase at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans in January 2019.

More LR&W Faculty News here.

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