Course Details

Advanced Legal Writing: Writing for Publication

"Advanced Legal Writing: Writing for Publication" is an intensive intersession course that will teach you how to effectively give and receive in-depth analytic feedback on a piece of writing intended for publication, such as a seminar paper or law journal note. This course is open to students who have written an analytical paper in excess of twenty pages who wish to further develop that paper with the ultimate goal of publishing it as an article in a law journal. The course will be run on a workshop model, and will meet all day for five days. On the first day (either December 19 or December 21, depending on student preference), immediately after fall semester final exams, Prof. Inglehart will teach students the theory and practice of in-depth analytic writing critique. Students will then receive the drafts of the other students in the course for review. The class will then adjourn and reconvene for four days in early January (January 5, 6, 7, and 8), during which we will workshop each paper in class. Each student will critique every paper, but will be responsible for writing a full critique of three papers and leading the class discussion of at least one paper. Students will be graded on their class participation, their critiques, and on their revision plan for their own piece of writing. Registration Requirements: Prerequisites: Communication and Legal Reasoning 1 and Communication and Legal Reasoning 2. Evaluation Methods: Each student will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: - attendance at all five full days of the course; - thoroughness and thoughtfulness of participation in every class session; - written critique of three student papers; - leading the class discussion of at least one paper; - student's revision plan for his or her own piece of writing. Class Materials: To participate in this course, students will need to have a draft they have written of an analytical paper in excess of twenty pages, which they wish to further develop with the ultimate goal of publishing it as an article in a law journal. In addition, Professor Inglehart will assign reading materials that will help students learn to effectively give and receive in-depth analytic feedback on a piece of writing. These materials may include some of all of the following: - Online materials regarding how to effectively give and receive in-depth analytic feedback on a piece of writing. - Materials prepared by Professor Inglehart regarding how to effectively give and receive in-depth analytic feedback on a piece of writing. - A textbook, to be determined, such as Fajans and Falk, Scholarly Writing for Law Students, Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes and Law Review Competition Papers (4th ed.), or Volokh, Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review (4th ed.). Meeting days and times: The course will meet on the following dates and times: December 21: 9am -12pm and 1pm-4pm January 5: 9am -12pm and 1pm-4pm January 6: 9am -12pm and 1pm-4pm January 7: 9am -12pm and 1pm-4pm January 8: 9am -12pm and 1pm-4pm. Please note: The last day to add/drop is December 16, 2015.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 607


Course History

Winter 2016
Title: Advanced Legal Writing: Writing for Publication
Faculty: Inglehart, Elizabeth (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 12     Actual: 8

Winter 2015
Title: Advanced Legal Writing: Writing for Publication
Faculty: Inglehart, Elizabeth (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 12     Actual: 12