Course Details

ALW: Intro to Judicial Writing

This course will introduce students to the writing process that judges and law clerks use to decide cases and communicate with the public through orders and opinions. Students will learn about the mechanics of judicial writing, including how it differs from advocacy, as well as the ethical rules and practical considerations that guide judges and law clerks. Students will develop and practice their judicial writing skills through graded and ungraded writing, editing, and critique assignments. This course is highly useful preparation for students who wish to serve as judicial externs or law clerks, or who wish to improve their advocacy by gaining insight into how courts reach decisions.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 696

Course History

Winter 2022
Title: ALW: Intro to Judicial Writing
Faculty: Brown, Janet Siegel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 15