Law 540 - Advanced Legal Writing

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

R. McCarl


General Course Description:

Writing is a lawyer’s most important skill, and building that skill is a lifelong process. This course will teach you techniques used by the world’s best legal writers. You will learn to choose the right words, organize your thoughts, and convey your arguments as precisely and succinctly as possible. To that end, we will study modern style guides, improve flawed examples from court filings, and compose a variety of legal documents. The course will provide extensive feedback that will help you grow as a writer regardless of your current skills.


Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Ryan McCarl 20F 540 SEM 1 R 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No Yes
Ryan McCarl 20F 540 SEM 2 R 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No Yes