Legal Writing

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Learn to develop effective and accurate legal communications through the use of critical thinking and legal authorities to support conclusions.

  • Drafting written documents for legal purposes
  • Construction of effective sentences
  • Use of defined legal terms
  • Word usage in legal writing
  • Self-paced online course
  • 6-12 weeks to complete
  • 24 course hours
  • Anyone entering law school will benefit from the knowledge and principles provided by this course.

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COURSE CONTENT

I. Importance of legal writing in the legal field
II. Goal of legal writing
III. Drafting documents in legal writing
IV. Constructing effective sentences in legal writing
A. Precision and simplicity
B. Sound structure
C. Using active voice
V. Using defined terms in legal writing
VI. Word usage in legal writing
VII. Redundancies
VIII. Commonly misused words in legal writing
IX. Reviewing legal documents
X. Using FIRAC in legal analysis