Making a Case for Legal Writing Instruction … Worldwide

Jurisprudencia, Vol. 1, No. 119, pp. 111-123, 2010

Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-11

14 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2010

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Diane Edelman

Villanova University - Charles Widger School of Law

Abstract

This article discusses the merits of teaching legal analysis and writing and of developing a legal writing program at a faculty of law, and recommends that law faculties around the world incorporate this subject. Once absent from the American law school curriculum, this subject has become a required subject in all American law schools over the past 25 years. The article suggests steps for implementing a legal writing course or program, and offers a variety of resources for doing so.

Keywords: legal writing, legal skills, curriculum development, American legal education, globalization of the law school curriculum

Suggested Citation

Edelman, Diane, Making a Case for Legal Writing Instruction … Worldwide. Jurisprudencia, Vol. 1, No. 119, pp. 111-123, 2010, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1596122

Diane Edelman (Contact Author)

Villanova University - Charles Widger School of Law ( email )

299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085
United States

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