LSK 953 (01) - Writing for Practice

Writing for Practice

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/20/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 53320
This course is designed to help second- and third-year students develop the kinds of writing, organization, critical thinking, editing and collaborative work skills essential to law practice and passing the bar. Students will work on multiple short (less than 5 pages) weekly assignments, engaging them in reading the law; conceptualizing, outlining, writing, editing, and revising legal documents; practicing writing concisely and clearly; researching and using samples, templates, and other practice-based resources; and working on related tasks. These assignments are designed to help students sharpen their ability to write any kind of legal document, using the appropriate format for the intended audience. The course will focus primarily on civil matters and will include some writing on criminal issues. The course's focus on essential skills, organization, analysis, doctrine, precision and conciseness, will transfer to writing in any legal setting.
Instructors: Sophie Sparrow

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/20/2021 5/14/2021 MW 2:00pm - 3:15pm UNHL 103