Creative Writing for Lawyers

SLN #: 26716
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A04
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Stuart

Course Description:
This course will meet for 8 weeks beginning Thursday, January 10. The last class will be held Thursday, February 28.

The core thesis underlying this course is that legal writing can be greatly improved by using many of the techniques fiction writers use. The notion of story, emotional vibrancy, and profluence are creative additions to otherwise drab legal writing.

Each student will write and post seven writing assignments on the class web site. We will critique one another’s writings every week (both on-line and in class). All students must write. Students afflicted with writer’s block or unreliable Internet connections should not take this course. Reliable email service is essential. The class web site will run on Blackboard. All students should be familiar with the usual process of accessing, reviewing, and posting material to a Blackboard site.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.