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6 Tips To Improve Your Legal Writing in Law School

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6 Tips To Improve Your Legal Writing in Law School: Legal writing and analysis is a type of writing in which we are trying to analyze a particular issue, educate, and, in some cases, persuade the reader.  Therefore, by nature, the approach that you will take in legal writing is very particular. And, because legal writing is particular, it can help to remember some general rules and tips to improve your legal writing in law school.

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How to Make the Most of Meeting with your Legal Writing Professor

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How to Make the Most of Meeting with your Legal Writing Professor: During your first year of law school, you will find that in many ways, time is not your friend. It’s not even a ‘friendly acquaintance’! So, what this means for you is that you want to make the most out of your time, whether you are working on assignments or, as you will be doing during both your first and second semesters, meeting with your LRW professor in one-on-one conferences. Here are some tips for meeting with your legal writing professor.

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Top Five 1L Legal Writing tips

multistate essay examTop Five 1L Legal Writing tips: As you start your first year of law school, you will be surprised by how much advice you will receive from …everyone!  What follows however, is some great advice as you prepare for one of your most important classes, Legal Writing. This is written by a legal writing professor who has seen the same mistakes made by 1L’s – over and over! Continue reading

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Pre-Law and 1L Tip: When to Avoid Using Passive Voice in Legal Writing

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As a first year student in law school, (1L),  your schedule will include several required courses.. One of the most important classes which you will take is ‘Legal Writing’. In Legal Writing, students learn to how to conduct legal research, and how to write both objectively (i.e. legal memoranda) and, as an advocate (e.g. a trial brief or an appellate brief). (We will discuss writing objectively and as an advocate another time.) Continue reading

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Law School Prep: 30 Legal Terms To Know Before Law School

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If you are heading to law school next year, you may want to start preparing now.  We will be writing a series of blog posts over the summer for students interested in using part of the summer to prepare for law school. Continue reading

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Five Legal Writing Tips for Students Starting Law School

score higherMany students have trouble tackling their first legal writing assignments. Your legal writing class will require you to think, write, and structure your assignments in a different way than you are used to.  Many students have difficulty grasping this new way of writing. We recommend that you do your best to improve your legal writing right from the beginning of law school. Your efforts will shine through not only in your legal writing class but also in your other substantive law classes. Thus, below are five legal writing tips for students starting law school. Continue reading

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Legal Writing Prep Course

Ashley HeidemannLegal writing is by far one of the most important skills you will acquire in law school. Not only will your legal writing skills affect your grade in your legal writing class, it will also affect your scores on all of your law school exams and the bar exam. Further, it is worth it to invest in your legal writing abilities as they will help you tremendously when you begin to practice law. Many of our students say that they feel confident when they begin their jobs as lawyers because they know how to research, properly cite cases, and write quality legal memorandums and briefs.

Our legal writing tutors will help you excel at legal writing even before law school begins! They are practicing attorneys who have been on law review, moot court, and have plenty of experience with legal writing. If you sign up for our legal writing prep course, you will learn: Continue reading

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Before Starting Law School: Legal Writing Tips

july 2014 bar examBefore Starting Law School: Legal Writing Tips

Being able to effectively articulate whatever it is you are trying to convey is arguably one of the most important skills a lawyer must possess. Whether you are trying to argue a specific position or merely informing the reader about a topic, being able to do so in an eloquent way is an expectation in the legal world. It is also an expectation in law school.  If you struggle with legal writing, you may struggle to get high grades in not only your legal writing classes, but also your other substantive law classes. Writing is a very important part of law school.  Continue reading

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Introducing Our Attorney Skills Tutoring

Ashley HeidemannWe have been assisting graduated law students in attorney skills for a while now. Some students come to us simply because they need to brush up on their legal writing or research skills. Other students want to learn the basics of litigation before they start their new job. 

We love to help new attorneys learn important attorney skills.  We find that not only are new attorneys better at their jobs right off the bat, but they also feel more confident and comfortable on their first day of work.

If you are a new attorney about to start (or looking for) a new job, our private, one-on-one attorney skills tutoring may be right for you.  Continue reading

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Our New Legal Writing Tutoring Options – for Law Students and Pre-Law Students

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We are excited to introduce our new legal writing tutoring packages for both pre-law students and law students! We have been helping students learn how to write and research effectively for quite a while now. We have been asked if there are any legal writing packages for students who want to consistently meet with a tutor to improve their skills. Several students have also wanted to meet with a legal writing tutor prior to even starting law school to get a head start on legal writing skills. We  highly recommend this as Legal writing is one of the most important classes you will take in law school.

Not only will your legal writing skills affect your grade in your legal writing class, it will also affect your scores on all of your law school exams and the bar exam. Further, it is worth it to invest in your legal writing abilities as they will help you tremendously when you begin to practice law. Many of our students say that they feel confident when they begin their jobs as lawyers because they know how to research, properly cite cases, and write quality legal memorandums and briefs. Continue reading

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