Law 569A/B - Academic Legal Writing

Peter L. Reich

Peter L. Reich

Lecturer in Law
Academic Director, Law & Communication Intensive
B.A. UCLA, 1976
M.A. UCLA, 1977
J.D. UC Berkeley, 1985
Ph.D. UCLA, 1991
UCLA Faculty Since 2017
Course Description:

This on-campus course is designed for students who wish to develop academic legal writing skills, particularly on international and comparative law topics.  The class will meet in-person on selected Thursdays and students are expected to do significant independent work between meetings.  Students will work together, with the guidance of the professor, to identify and develop topics, conduct research using unique UCLA Law Library materials, develop a draft thesis, create an argument outline, and write a scholarly paper.


Course Learning Outcomes:

After this course, the student will:

1) have identified, developed, and edited an article for purposes of publication.

2) have sharpened the student's editing and writing skills by providing substantive and stylistic feedback to other students in the class.