Legal Writing Academy

Writing Cafés

Reading cases like an expert

September 17, 4:00-6:00 in FTX 147

Shelley Appleby-Ostroff, Program Co-Director

Professor Ellen B. Zweibel,  our legal expert



Good Writing: Writing Good

October 15th 4:00-6:00 FTX 147

What is good legal writing?  The presenters will tackle this question and provide you with practical approaches to writing well.  Come prepared to try your hand at writing in a clear, precise style.

Justice Thomas Cromwell, Supreme Court of Canada
Robert Wadden, Crown Prosecutor, Ministry of the Attorney General, LSUC Bencher
Susan Lightstone, Senior Educational Consultant, Ontario Court of Justice

Point First Writing

November 5, 4:00-6:00 in FTX 147

Do you yearn to be a mystery writer? Do you save the answer to the last page just to keep your reader intrigued and guessing? Legal writing shouldn't be a mystery. This workshop will focus on one of the most important techniques in legal writing: point first writing.


Peer Mentor Writing Conferences

Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 PM

See schedule for detailed scheduling information


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