May 3, 2011
Advice for law students: find a writing mentor
A recent article by legal writing expert Bryan Garner advises law students to find good writing mentors. That’s what Garner himself did as a new lawyer, although partly by luck. His mentor was an appellate lawyer who emphasized strong writing and careful word choice. Garner quotes part of the lawyer’s brief on a difficult appeal—which he won, of course. Garner reports still being influenced by his now-deceased mentor's advice. He urges law students not to trust luck to provide a mentor: instead, “Go find one.” See Bryan A. Garner, Finding Good Writing Mentors, 39 Student Lawyer 20 (Jan. 2011).
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I am looking for a mentor. I have not yet started law school or applied and I am seeking a GREAT mentor to help and show me the ropes.... Thanks please reply back!!
Posted by: Jessica Livingston | May 4, 2011 6:20:35 PM
I am looking for a mentor, first year law student , WITS UNIVERSITY IN SOUTH AFRICA , thanks and hoping to hear from you.
Posted by: zane soundy | Jul 28, 2011 2:56:42 AM