Legal Writing: Learn to Be More Compelling to Your Readers
You may be surprised to find that there is quite a bit of extremely bad writing stored away in law libraries. Not all attorneys are great writers and you will find that many attorneys submit poorly written motions and briefs to the Court. You will also find that these attorneys develop a less than stellar reputation with Judges and other counsel because of this. At CDTA, you will learn strong writing skills that will prevent you from ever submitting documents that rely on outdated legalese, with many unnecessary words thrown into the mix for good measure.
You may also be surprised to learn that you will spend much of your career engaged in intense reading and writing. The better your communication skills are, the better an attorney you will be. While the groundwork for our writing and communication skills are drummed into us in our formative years, law school teaches a very different style of writing.
Legal writing is centered around facts, analysis and argument. In law school, you will learn to write legal exams in the IRAC method. IRAC stands for Issue, Rule, Analysis and Conclusion. Good legal exam writing is concise, clear, well organized and thoroughly applies the facts to the legal rules. Long, rambling sentences have no place in legal writing.
At CDTA, we teach you how to write like a lawyer from the first day of school. We provide you with Fleming’s Fundamentals of Law Writing Workshop and many practice exams with analysis to really hone your legal writing skills. You will be prepared to pass your law school exams, the State Bar exams and to practice law with tremendous writing skills.
Are you interested in becoming a skilled lawyer and negotiator? Our mission at CDTA College of Law is to educate, train, and develop extraordinary legal advocates. Your legal education will be comprised of bar-tested academic subjects, skills training, and values reinforcement. Upon completion of your 4-year course of study you will be fully qualified to take and pass the California Bar examination. Call us today at (760) 342-0900 or find out more online here.