Our legal writing curriculum reflects the Law School's strong commitment to helping every student learn essential lawyering skills. The Legal Research and Writing Program offers courses in legal research, analysis, and writing for students at all levels.
Students gain intensive legal research and writing experience in their first year of law school at Wisconsin. They learn to research the law in both traditional and electronic formats and to prepare a variety of legal documents typical of law practice. Upper-level students have a variety of choices for advanced legal writing instruction in seminars, clinics, doctrinal courses, and specialized courses.
Legal Research and Writing in the First Semester
News & Announcements
1. Professor Kim Peterson spoke at the Legal Writing Institute's Workshop for Preparing Practice-Ready Students at Marquette Law School in December. Her presentation was titled "Creating Interactive Course Materials to Prepare Practice-Ready Students."
2. Professors Ursula Weigold, Kim Peterson, and Deb Moritz will speak at the 2014 Capital Area Legal Writing Conference in Washington, D.C. in March. Professors Weigold and Peterson will present a session titled "Blended Learning; Can Online Skills Instruction Replace Traditional Classroom Teaching?" Professor Moritz will speak about "Starting a Clinic-LRW Collaborative Program--The Challenges of Bringing the Real World to the Legal Writing Classroom."
3. Professor Trina Tinglum will speak at the 2014 Global Legal Skills Conference in Verona, Italy, in May. She will speak about "Preparing to Teach Foreign Students."