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Kenley Eaglestone
"The WLRC's programs don’t just teach students how to be successful lawyers; they teach students how to lead fulfilling lives." -Kenley Eaglestone, Class of 2014

The WLRC's mission is to help students understand, welcome, and meet legal education’s academic challenges. Center faculty focus especially on helping students to develop a professional voice as lawyers and to practice using that voice powerfully. We thus challenge students to achieve legal literacy: ability both to read and write as lawyers. We simultaneously teach students the closely related skill of researching: searching strategically for information and then sorting, analyzing, and organizing it in ways that empower communication through and about the law. We also explore with students the professionalism that undergirds effective communication and advocacy by lawyers.

The WLRC pursues its mission primarily through the nationally recognized Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy (RRWA) Program — ranked 19th by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2017 edition. During two intensive semesters, first-year students work in small class sections to develop key skills for
legal practice.

A related set of courses trains a select group of outstanding third-year students called Honors Writing Scholars. Those 3Ls then assist WLRC faculty as instructional mentors for first-year students.

All WLRC faculty support the law school’s Academic Excellence Program. Leading those efforts for first-year students are Professors Bishop and Salinas.

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