Lawyering Skills: Practical Skills I   [Archived Catalog]
2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum

LAW 6900 - Lawyering Skills: Practical Skills I

Writing Like a Lawyer

Lawyers write. Learning and perfecting the art of "writing like a lawyer" early in your law school journey will serve you well in law school, on the bar examination, and ultimately in practice. Good legal writing transcends merely using proper grammar and punctuation (although that, too, is a must!). Rather, good legal writing requires a variety of skills:  organization, recognition of the legally significant facts, reliance on relevant and binding authorities, excellent use of rule-based reasoning, attention to audience, and proper attribution. And these are just the basics. 

Over the course of this weekend, you will have the opportunity to see "why" and "how" each of these skills is important.

Units: 1
Grading: Pass/Fail