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 a significant research and writing project to satisfy the Upper-Class Writing Requirement (UCWR). We also recommend Upper-Class coursework to further develop your 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 his or her authentic lawyer voice through writing and speaking about the law.