Thursday, December 20, 2012
If law school admissions offices told potential law students that lawyers write for a living, likely few would complete the application process. It falls to us 1L legal writing professors to break that news to law students. But as Linda Edwards explains in her excellent textbook (Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization), the average lawyer writes more in a lifetime than the average novelist. It may help students and practicing lawyers alike to wrap their heads around this core characteristic of a legal career by reading what Wayne Scheiss has to say on the topic here.