Levin College of Law

Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 1

Clients pay lawyers to write. Lawyers write letters to inform clients, emails to communicate with opposing counsel, pleadings to sue, and contracts to secure transactions. In any lawyer’s workday, there’s one guarantee: the lawyer must write. And whether a lawsuit ensues, most disputes resolve on paper. But beyond a couple of writing courses in law school, few lawyers focus on their writing. Compounding the problem caused by this neglect are bad habits developed from viewing unedited text messages and social media posts. In this course, you’ll hear from prominent jurists and lawyers on the importance of legal writing and will learn from them and the instructor tools necessary to hone a fundamental skill for effective lawyering no matter the specialty.