Legal Research and Writing Program Overview

  • Capital University Law School is known in the Columbus and larger Ohio legal communities for training law students to be good writers. We prepare them for success in the workplace in the following ways:

    The First Year Legal Writing Program
    In their first-year course, students take an integrated approach to legal analysis, research, and writing in both the predictive (objective analysis of legal issues) and persuasive (arguing for a desired outcome) contexts.   

    More about the first-year legal writing program.

    The Legal Drafting Course
    In subsequent courses, students practice drafting documents in civil, criminal, and transactional contexts.

    More about the legal drafting course.

    Upper Level Requirements
    Writing skills are emphasized from the students’ first day in law school, through their last. 

    More about upper level requirements.