Legal Writing, Advanced

Class Unique: 79845
This course is a broad survey of three main types of legal writing: objective analysis, persuasive analysis, and transactional drafting. The course will also cover many other topics crucial to high-level professional writing: use of forms, advanced legal citation, the plain English movement, advanced grammar and punctuation, document design, legal usage, and editing. Students will receive individual critiques of their writing, and lectures will use model answers and sample critiques.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12:15 - 1:50 pm JON 5.206/7

Examination information not available

Additional Information

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


  • Better Legal Writing - Schiess
      W.S. Hein , edition: 1st
      ISBN: 978-0837737034   (optional)
  • Preparing Plain Legal Documents for Nonlawyers - Schiess
      ABA , edition: 2nd
      ISBN: 978-1627228688   (optional)
  • Writing for Litigation - Bridges & Schiess
      Wolters Kluwer , edition: 1st
      ISBN: 978-1454802730   (optional)
  • The Redbook - Garner
      West , edition: 3rd
      ISBN: 978-0314289018   (optional)