What to Do When Students Say, 'My Boss Won't Let Me Write Like That'?

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing, Vol. 11, p. 113, 2003

3 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2009

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Wayne Schiess

University of Texas School of Law

Abstract

This article summarizes advice for how to handle it when your supervisor prefers that your legal writing be more traditional, formal, and old-fashioned. The article advises you not to take a stand at the expense of your job, to try modern approaches when you are in sole control of the document, and to have back-up when you do take a stand.

Suggested Citation

Schiess, Wayne, What to Do When Students Say, 'My Boss Won't Let Me Write Like That'?. Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing, Vol. 11, p. 113, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1325335

Wayne Schiess (Contact Author)

University of Texas School of Law ( email )

727 East Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78705
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.utexas.edu/law

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