Advanced Legal Writing

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Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED, THU 12:15 - 1:50 pm JON 5.206/7


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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

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


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
05/25/2016 Room(s) changed