Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Importance of Legal Writing

Professor Thomas D. Morgan made the following comment to the ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education:

"[T]he ability to write clearly and persuasively is the core skill stressed by most law schools and should remain so. Working with words is at the heart of what lawyers do, and no skill is more central to providing effective client service. Further, in my experience a student’s written work often tells even more about a student’s ability to think and draw on sources of ideas than it tells about the subject of the writing. Over my years in legal education, no skill has been more central to legal training than legal writing. We should applaud that reality and maintain it."

You can read the rest of his statement here.

(Scott Fruehwald)

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