The first-year, two-semester, legal writing course is taught in small sections of approximately 20 students, allowing students to forge strong mentor-mentee relationships with their professors, all of whom bring substantial real-world legal experience to the classroom and highly value the art and science of legal writing.
After students complete the year-long 1L legal writing course, all J.D. students are required to successfully complete two legal writing “experiences” to satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement (ULWR): the “Substantial ULWR,” and the “Additional ULWR.” Students entering the law school prior to 2019 are required to complete the “Substantial ULWR,” though all students are encouraged to complete a writing project in each year of their Brooklyn Law School experience. We also recommend Upper-Level coursework to further develop students’ legal writing skills.
The professors in the Legal Writing Program bring substantial and vibrant real-world legal experience to the classroom, and they highly value—and take great care in—teaching the art and science of legal writing. Students are their first priority, which shows in the faculty’s dedication to helping every law student find their authentic lawyer voice through writing and speaking about the law.