Breaking News: Drafting Client Alerts to Prepare for Practice
Vol. 27, No. 2 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing (Fall 2019)
5 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2020 Last revised: 17 Apr 2020
Date Written: February 28, 2020
Drafting engaging client alerts is a newsworthy addition to the first-year legal writing curriculum. While client alerts fulfill an important marketing function for employers, they can be used for pedagogical purposes as well. Besides reinforcing many of the lessons students learn in “traditional legal writing,” client alerts can provide useful examples of ethics and professionalism by showing how careful lawyers assess the impact of a new law and advise clients.
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