LSK 953 (01) - Writing for Practice

Writing for Practice

Law   Franklin Pierce School of Law :: Skills (LAW)
Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Law Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 16567
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.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Majors not allowed in section: LAW: JD HYBRID
Excluding the following students: Graduate Law - Online
Attributes: Law Upper Level Writing, Law Experiential Learning, Bar Elective Course
Instructors: Julia Pothen

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/6/2024 MW 11:00am - 12:30pm TBA