Course Information

Course Number

201

Credits

2

Area of Study & Practice

  • Legal Writing

Legal Writing: Craft & Style

"Legal Writing: Craft & Style" is the new moniker for the "Advanced Legal Writing Workshop." This series of thirteen workshops is for 2Ls and 3Ls who wish to hone their legal writing or editing skills. Half of each workshop consists of a teaching component that focuses on topics from clarity to cohesiveness to effective style. The other half is spent working as a group on exercises—flawed sentences or passages from legal documents or articles. In addition to the exercises, required written work includes three short written assignments and peer reviews of each of these using criteria developed over the course of the workshop. These peer reviews will be reviewed in turn by me. In addition, I will be available to work one-on-one with any workshop participant who has a lengthier piece on which he or she would like feedback. The workshop offers two credits. It is not graded.


The workshop might be particularly useful to


  • law review editors,
  • students on moot court,
  • students writing law-review notes or independent-study- or seminar papers (with the permission of the guiding professor),
  • students wishing to polish their writing samples, and
  • students wishing to improve the effectiveness of their writing for any reason whatsoever.


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

Joan Magat
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.02
Fall 2014
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Joan Magat
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.01
Fall 2014
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Joan Magat
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.02
Fall 2013
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Joan Magat
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.01
Fall 2013
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Joan Magat
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.02
Fall 2012
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Joan Magat
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.01
Fall 2012
Sakai Site

Joan Magat
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.02
Fall 2011
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Joan Magat
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.01
Fall 2011
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Joan Magat
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.02
Fall 2010
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Joan Magat
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.01
Fall 2010
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Joan Magat
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.01
Fall 2009
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Joan Magat
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.01
Fall 2008
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Joan Magat
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.02
Spring 2008
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Joan Magat
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.01
Fall 2007
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Candace M. Carroll
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.02
Spring 2007
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Joan Magat
Legal Writing: Craft & Style 201.01
Fall 2006