Legal Writing for the Real World: A Practical Guide to Success

46 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2013 Last revised: 24 May 2014

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Megan Boyd

Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law

Adam Lamparello

Independent

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

One of the most significant complaints among practicing attorneys is that newly admitted lawyers are not effective writers. Many young attorneys also express concern that their law school experience did not adequately prepare them to be good legal writers. This Article is designed to bridge the gap between the law school classroom and the law firm experience. In so doing, this Article is more practical rather than pedagogical, based on experience rather than theory, and founded upon “real-world” examples rather than abstract constructs.

Keywords: legal research and writing, legal education, appellate advocacy, legal research

JEL Classification: K40

Suggested Citation

Boyd, Megan and Lamparello, Adam, Legal Writing for the Real World: A Practical Guide to Success (2013). John Marshall Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2363507

Megan Boyd

Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law

1021 Georgia Ave
Macon, GA 31207-0001
United States

Adam Lamparello (Contact Author)

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

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