Lawyers write. It’s what we do.

Read. Think. Listen. Analyze. Write. Share.

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Top 30 programs in the nation, our prestigious Legal Writing Program provides students with the essential writing, research, and advocacy skills that they will need to succeed in today’s legal world. The legal writing classroom at Brooklyn Law School offers an environment in which first-year law students can experiment with and craft their professional identities as lawyers and advocates from Day One, while learning how to read, analyze, write about, and discuss the law in their authentic voices.

Further, the Legal Writing Program encourages students to pursue additional coursework in legal writing during each subsequent year of their educational journey at Brooklyn Law School, particularly courses tied to areas of practice that interest each student. The legal writing classroom at Brooklyn Law School is a collaborative space in which every law student can experiment with and develop his/her authentic lawyer voice, and learn to enjoy reading, thinking, writing, and sharing ideas and thoughts about the law.

First Year

The first-year, two-semester, legal writing course is taught in small sections of approximately 20 students, allowing students to forge strong mentor-mentee relationships with their professors, all of whom bring substantial real-world legal experience to the classroom and highly value the art and science of legal writing.

Upper Level

After students complete the year-long 1L legal writing course, all J.D. students entering Brooklyn Law School in (or after) the 2019-2020 academic year are required to successfully complete two legal writing “experiences” to satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement (ULWR): the “Substantial ULWR,” and the “Additional ULWR.” Students entering the law school prior to 2019 are required to complete the “Substantial ULWR,” though all students are encouraged to complete a writing project in each year of their Brooklyn Law School experience. We also recommend Upper-Level coursework to further develop students’ legal writing skills.

Faculty

The professors in the Legal Writing Program bring substantial and vibrant real-world legal experience to the classroom, and they highly value—and take great care in—teaching the art and science of legal writing. Students are their first priority, which shows in the faculty’s dedication to helping every law student find his or her authentic lawyer voice through writing and speaking about the law.

Events
Upcoming Legal Writing Events
NOV 19
Events   Academic
Fall Colloquium: Scientific Controversies in Environmental Law
NOV 19
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Women's Leadership Network Program: Executive Presence
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