Writing for Practice

Law 529



Rigorous Writing Experience (RWE)



Writing for Practice builds on the practical writing skills introduced in RRWA I and II to prepare students for the kinds of writing they will do as junior attorneys in a variety of legal practice settings. Like RRWA I and II, this course will use the instruction-writing-feedback cycle and help students hone their writing processes.

In addition to providing additional practice writing some genres familiar from RRWA (e.g., internal memos and motion memos), the course will also introduce new genres (e.g., blog posts and certain kinds of substantive emails) and new audiences (e.g., the public, peers, and subordinates). Beyond simply drafting documents, the course will focus on developing effective revision strategies and providing constructive feedback on others’ writing.

Will build on skills and principles introduced in RRWA I and II. It will complement but not substantially overlap with Advanced Legal Research and Judicial Clerkship Writing.


A. Chew, L. Everett, R. Gurvich

Fall, Spring
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