Legal Writing in Plain English

Legal Writing in Plain English Prof. Bryan A. Garner 214-691-8588 bgarner@lawprose.org Course hours: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Feb 26/27 Learning Outcomes This demanding one-hour course is for law students who wish to improve their editorial and writing skills. Although it targets students who are already competent writers, it requires no in-depth knowledge of grammar or rhetoric. You will not be expected, for example, to know what aposiopesis means or even how to pronounce it. Course Format The class spans two days: from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (with breaks interspersed, of course). Students will do several writing exercises. Guest lecturers (by exclusive video) include judges and practitioners from throughout the United States.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Friday, Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm TNH 3.142

Examination information not available

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory
Features
Satisfies ABA Professional Skills Requirement

Textbooks

  • Legal Writing in Plain English - Garner
      edition: 2nd 2d., chicago 2013
      ISBN: 978-0-226-28393-7   (required)