Practical Experiential Writing Instruction in All Three Years
Our students live the practical experience of thinking like a lawyer while making writing choices based on the context, audience, and purpose, of the document. We integrate practical writing instruction throughout all three years of legal study. Students gain experience with real-life writing demands through credited writing courses, workshops and modules integrated into first-year and upper-year substantive courses, free-standing workshops, and peer-mentoring conferences.
Experiential and active learning drives the Academy’s approach. We use real life writing tasks, combined with personalized and frequent feedback and mentoring. Students learn to self- and peer-edit and discover that becoming an expert legal writer is an enjoyable, life-long endeavor.