First Year Legal Writing Program - Capital University Law School

First Year Legal Writing Program

  • All students must complete the first-year Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing course, an intensive two-semester course. The course is taught in small sections of 20-25 students by the law school’s full-time writing faculty, who bring a wide variety of practice experiences to the classroom. 

    The course teaches students how:

    • to be efficient legal researchers using a variety of print and online resources;
    • to develop logical and in-depth analysis of each issue presented;
    • to write succinctly and appropriately for the audience being addressed; and 
    • to present the document in a professional manner.

    The focus of the first semester is on legal research and predictive writing—the focus shifts to persuasive writing in the second semester.