Legal Writing

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Numerous academic blogs pick up Professor Harold Lloyd’s journal article on why legal writing is doctrinal

Professor Harold Lloyd’s forthcoming article, “Why Legal Writing is ‘Doctrinal’ and More Importantly Profound,” has been promptly blogged in at least three places: Paul Caron, “Why Legal Writing Is ‘Doctrinal’ and Profound,” TaxProf Blog (March 29, 2018);  Christine Corcos, “Lloyd on Why Legal Writing Is Doctrinal and More Importantly Profound,” Law & Humanities Blog (March 30, 2018); and Scott Fruehwald, “Why Legal Writing Is ‘Doctrinal’ and More Importantly Profound by Harold Anthony Lloyd,” Legal Skills Prof Blog, (April 2, 2018). The article will be published in Volume 19 of the Nevada Law Journal. Nevada has the No. 1 legal writing program in the U.S. as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

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Wake Forest School of Law legal writing professors participate in Legal Writing Institute’s nationwide One-Day Workshop

Four Wake Forest School of Law legal writing professors were among those who spoke at the Legal Writing Institute’s nationwide One-Day Workshop at Elon University School of Law with the theme, “Legal Writing: Passport to the Profession,” on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Continue reading »

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Liz McCurry Johnson is bringing legal research to the digital age

Liz McCurry Johnson, a reference librarian and member of Wake Forest Law’s Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) faculty, authored “The Practical Obscurity of the Green Screen Terminal: A Case Study on Accessing Jury Selection Data” which will be published​ as “Accessing Jury Selection Data in a Pre-Digital Environment​” in The American Journal of Trial Advocacy in Fall 2017. The article received the 2017 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)/ LexisNexis Call for Papers award.

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Faculty Profile – Steve Garland (JD ’80)

From an afternoon daily newspaper to Charlotte and Winston-Salem law firms to serving as town attorney, Wake Forest Law Professor of Practice Steve Garland (JD ‘80) eventually found his way to the law school classroom.

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Wake Forest Law hosts Legal Writing Institute one-day workshop, Friday, Dec. 9

Wake Forest Law is hosting a Legal Writing Institute one-day workshop, “From Orientation to Graduation: Weaving Legal Research, Analysis, & Writing Throughout the Curriculum,” on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.  In attendance will be students and faculty from seven law schools.

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Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) tells National Jurist ‘how to excel in legal writing’

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90), director of the Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) Program, was featured in the article, “Get ready for ’1L of a Ride,’” in the Fall 2016 Back to School issue of The National Jurist magazine.  Professor Coughlin tells the National Jurist “How to excel in legal writing.”  Her advice follows.

The article also contains advice from Andrew McClurg of the University of Memphis School of Law, Meredith Duncan of the University of Houston Law Center and Nancy Levit of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, as well as excerpts from the book, “Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold,” by Thane Messinger.

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Professor Abigail Perdue’s article featured in Suffolk University Law School’s new blog, Legal Writing Matters

Associate Professor Abigail Perdue has become a guest contributor to Suffolk University Law School’s new blog, Legal Writing Matters.  Her article, “Legal Writing Matters: Bridging the Gap between Substance and Skill,” published originally on December 25, 2015, on the law school’s blog The Road to 1L, discusses the importance and lasting impacts of Legal Writing as a course.  Legal Writing Matters features articles pertaining to Legal Writing and Analysis courses by several guest contributors from around the nation. The original article follows:

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Professor Abigail Perdue presents at the Sixth Annual Capital Area Legal Writers’ Conference

Professor Abigail Perdue presented at the Sixth Annual Capital Area Legal Writers’ Conference on March 12, 2016.

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Professor Abigail Perdue authors article discussing substance and skill in legal writing

Professor Abigail Perdue authored the following article, “Legal Writing Matters: Bridging the Gap Between Substance and Skill,” originally published on the The Road to 1L, the official blog of Suffolk University Law School.

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Professor Abigail Perdue presents at Fifth Annual Capital Area Legal Writing Conference

Professor Abigail Perdue represented Wake Forest University School of Law at the Fifth Annual Capital Area Legal Writing Conference hosted by William & Mary School of Law on March 6, 2015, in Williamsburg, Va.

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