|As law professors, you are entrusted with the task of not only imparting legal knowledge but also honing the practical skills of your students, particularly those in clinical settings where applying this knowledge is critical. The “Legal Writing Handbook for Clinical Students” emerges as an invaluable resource in this context, designed to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. Its focus on individual writing skills per chapter provides a scaffolded approach that is both manageable for students and highly effective.
Moreover, the handbook’s versatility allows you to tailor your teaching to meet the varied needs of your students: You can use the handbook for assignments, focus on specific chapters to address weaknesses, or incorporate exercises into classroom discussions for a more interactive learning experience. The interactive questions and exercises within the ebook format further enhance student engagement and allow for self-assessment.
By integrating this handbook into your curriculum, you can offer your students a comprehensive tool that enhances their understanding of legal writing and empowers them to tackle complex writing assignments with greater independence. This handbook, therefore, represents not just a teaching aid but also a pivotal step toward cultivating proficient legal practitioners who are well-versed in the art of legal writing.
32,272 Words, 102 Pages in PDF
Published May 2023
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Legal Writing Handbook for Clinical Students by CALI 2023 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.
About the Author
Nan L. Haynes
Nan Haynes is an emeritus State University at Buffalo Law School professor, who taught legal writing for 15 years. She is also a retired attorney who represented plaintiffs in civil rights and toxic torts claims.
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