University of Wisconsin–Madison

Upper-Level Writing Requirement

All J.D. candidates have an “Upper-Level Writing Requirement” and are required to complete one rigorous writing experience after completing the First-Year Program. Courses and curricular offerings that meet this requirement are designated by the Dean. They include, for example, advanced legal writing courses, law journal writing, and upper-level seminars or courses requiring substantial writing.

Students may find these courses by looking for the designation "LW" in the Notes column of the online course schedule for any semester. Students, however, should check with the course instructor in advance to ensure that they will indeed be able to fulfill the Upper-Level Writing Requirement in the course.

More information about the Upper-Level Writing Requirement is in section 4.4.2 of the Student Handbook.

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