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2014 Best Brief Winner

Catherine E. White has won the 2014 Best Brief Competition sponsored by the Legal Research & Writing Program.  The Best Brief Competition is an annual event to recognize outstanding legal writing by 1L students.  The Legal R ...

Posted Jan 20, 2015 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

New writing professors join Legal Research & Writing Program

Professors Andrew Turner and Sarah Hadjimarkos have joined the Legal Research & Writing Program. Our new writing professors bring diverse experience and a wealth of expertise to the classroom. For more information, visit the Legal Research & ...

Posted Jul 30, 2014 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

Writing Workshop - Revising & Polishing Your Writing

Got a writing project due? Are you short on time? Some editing tasks will improve your document more noticeably than others. Stop by to hear the top ten suggestions for improving your writing during the editing stage. All students are welcome!&n ...

Posted Nov 19, 2013 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

Workshops on Academic Legal Writing

Are you writing a scholarly research paper for a seminar?  For a n upper-level course? For a graduate course or fellowship? Three workshops on academic legal writing will help students understand the expectations of an academic au ...

Posted Oct 14, 2013 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

Winners of the Best Brief Competitions

Daniel Poniatowski and Bryce Schoenborn are the winners of the two Best Brief Competitions sponsored by the Legal Research and Writing Program during the 2012-2013 academic year.  Mr. Poniatowski (class of 2015) won the competition for firs ...

Posted Oct 7, 2013 by Mary Ann Polewski

Semi-Finalists & Finalists in the Best Brief Competitions

The Best Brief Competition is an annual event in which the Legal Research and Writing faculty select the best appellate briefs from among those written by their students.  A panel of Wisconsin attorneys evaluate the semi-finalists' br ...

Posted Sep 30, 2013 by Mary Ann Polewski

Best Brief Competition Semi-Finalists

The Legal Research & Writing Program is pleased to announce the semi-finalists for Fall 2012 whose appellate briefs qualified them for the 2012-13 Best Brief Competition. The Fall 2012 semi-finalists are: Kelliann Blazek, Anita Boor, Stephen ...

Posted Mar 4, 2013 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

Writing Competitions (With Cash Prizes)

   A list of writing contests for law students is available on the Legal Research & Writing website page:  http://www.law.wisc.edu/lrw/competitions.html .  The current competitions are arranged by deadline for e ...

Posted Jan 9, 2013 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

Polishing Your Writing Sample

Get tips and caveats from a legal writing professor on preparing a writing sample for job and fellowship applications:  Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. (r.s.v.p. required to polewski@wisc.edu) or Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 12: ...

Posted Jan 9, 2013 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

Legal Research Computer Database Training

1L Westlaw/Lexis/Bloomberg Law Training - On Thursday, Sept. 13 or Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, all 1L students enrolled in Legal Research & Writing I must attend three half-hour training classes on the legal research databases that they will be ...

Posted Sep 13, 2012 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

2011 Best Brief Award

Brian McCall has won the 2011 Best Brief Award for the best appellate brief written in the fall 2011 Legal Research & Writing classes. The competition involved three separate evaluation stages. First, the Legal Research & Writing faculty ...

Posted May 22, 2012 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

Bloomberg Law Training Sessions

A representative from Bloomberg Law, which has expanded its business research service to include legal research, will present an introductory session for 2Ls and 3Ls at three different times next week: Wednesday, March 7th at 1:20 p.m. in r ...

Posted Mar 2, 2012 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

2011 Best Brief Semi-Finalists

The Legal Research & Writing Program is pleased to announce that the following students' appellate briefs were chosen as semi-finalists for the 2011 Best Brief Competition: Brandon Bergmann, Melissa Burchell, Amy Collins, Bryce Cummings, Abu ...

Posted Feb 10, 2012 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

Memo-Writing Guide for Small-Section Students

"A Guide to Writing a Legal Memorandum" for small-section students is posted on the Legal Research & Writing program page under "Legal Writing Resources & Links": http://www.law.wisc.edu/lrw/resources_and_links.html Small-section stu ...

Posted Sep 27, 2011 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

Writing-Sample Workshop Materials

The handouts from Friday's Writing-Sample Workshop are now posted on the Legal Research & Writing Program page under "Resources and Links": http://law.wisc.edu/lrw/resource_index.html . Handouts include a list of tips for writing samples and ...

Posted Dec 20, 2010 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

Writing-Sample Workshop on December 17

Students interested in polishing their revised small-section paper for a writing sample should attend our writing-sample workshop at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 17, 2010, in room 5229.  We'll cover the basics of reader expectations, form ...

Posted Dec 6, 2010 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

Small-Section Student Memo Questions

  Students revising their small-section writing projects are welcome to stop by the Legal Research & Writing Program office (suite 4373) to ask any general writing or citation questions.  For more information, contact Professo ...

Posted Nov 24, 2010 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

Reminder: Writing Workshop for 1L Small-Group Projects

On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, there will be a workshop on the nuts and bolts of good legal writing style for 1Ls working on their small-group writing assignment.  The workshop will be offered at three times: 12:05 p.m. in room 2260; 3:30 p.m. ...

Posted Oct 14, 2010 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

Open Office hours for Legal Writing Questions

The legal writing faculty will hold open office hours this week and next for 1Ls needing help with general writing or citation questions for their small-section memos.  Open office hours are:  Tuesday, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., and Friday, no ...

Posted Oct 11, 2010 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.

Cite Form Questions?

 Beginning on September 24, 2010, students may drop in to ask general writing or citation questions of a legal writing professor during their work on the small-section writing projects.  Open office hours will be held:  ...

Posted Sep 27, 2010 by Ursula Weigold, Prof.


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