Legal Writing, Advanced: Public Interest

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Meeting Times

Day Time Location
WED 3:55 - 5:45 pm TNH 2.124

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This course will focus on the writing you'll do in direct service and impact-based public interest work. Documents to be produced, edited, and/or studied may include client declarations, trial and appellate briefs, and more. Students will learn about storytelling and writing persuasively for the various audiences a public interest attorney will encounter, including clients, agency officials, trial and appellate judges, and the public.  Through peer-editing, students will become more empathetic writers and more skilled self-editors. 

This 2-credit class meets once each week. There is no midterm or final exam. In-class engagement is required. It will be graded Pass/Fail.


Textbooks ( * denotes required )

LTA LAW 284W GUBERMAN Point Made: How to Write 2E *
Ross Guberman
Oxford University Press Academic US , edition: 2
ISBN: 978-0-19-996797-1


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
04/08/2024 Wait List procedure updated