The Legal Research & Writing Curriculum

Lawyers are problem solvers and professional communicators, and the law school is committed to helping students acquire the essential skills for success in law practice.   

Our legal writing curriculum reflects the law school's deep and sustained attention to teaching essential 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 in the Legal Research & Writing I and II courses. They learn to conduct research in both traditional and electronic formats and prepare a variety of predictive and persuasive documents that are typical of law practice. Upper-level students have a variety of choices for advanced legal writing instruction in seminars, clinics, doctrinal courses, and specialized legal writing offerings.  

Legal Research & Writing in the First Semester

Legal Research & Writing in the Second Semester

Advanced Legal Research & Writing courses - The Law School offers advanced skills courses regularly. Recent offerings have included Transactional Drafting, Writing for Law Practice, and Advanced Legal Research.

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