Lawyers are problem solvers and professional communicators, and the law school is committed to helping students acquire the essential skills for success in law practice.
Our legal writing curriculum
reflects the law school's deep and sustained attention to teaching
essential 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 in the Legal Research & Writing I and II courses. They learn to conduct research in both traditional and electronic
formats and prepare a variety of predictive and persuasive documents
that are typical of law practice. Upper-level students have a variety of
choices for advanced legal writing instruction in seminars,
clinics, doctrinal courses, and specialized legal writing offerings.