Write Like a Spy: Using U.S. Intelligence Guidelines to Reinforce the Lessons of Predictive Legal Writing

Vol. 28, No. 1 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing (Forthcoming Spring 2020)

4 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2019 Last revised: 12 Aug 2020

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Joe Fore

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: October 21, 2019

Abstract

Legal writing professors often turn to non-legal examples to complement the things we teach in our courses. This Article explores another, direct analog for teaching predictive legal analysis and communication: the standards governing how national intelligence reports are prepared. Legal writing faculty can use these guidelines in a number of ways to reinforce key legal writing lessons and to help students reflect on their professional obligations toward their clients.

Keywords: legal writing, law school

Suggested Citation

Fore, Joe, Write Like a Spy: Using U.S. Intelligence Guidelines to Reinforce the Lessons of Predictive Legal Writing (October 21, 2019). Vol. 28, No. 1 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing (Forthcoming Spring 2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3473517

Joe Fore (Contact Author)

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

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Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States

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