For many attorneys, getting started is the hardest part of the legal writing process. Organization is key because winning arguments lose when they're buried in a brief without structure or coherence. This program focuses on the bedrock principles of effective legal writing. Make your briefs more readable by tapping into the secrets of effective organization, issue sequencing, and roadmapping.
Support your arguments with the structure they need using expert guidance from renowned legal scholar Professor Elizabeth Berenguer - order today!
This course is part of the Legal Writing Mastery Series series.
ELIZABETH BERENGUER joined the faculty at Stetson Law School in August 2020 as an associate professor of law. She enjoys a national reputation as a legal scholar and leader within the legal writing community and brings expertise in the areas of curricular design/assessment and critical/comparative rhetoric. Ms. Berenguer began teaching law in 2008 and has taught a variety of courses including legal research and writing, advanced legal writing, pretrial litigation, transactional drafting, appellate advocacy, criminal law, and foundations of legal scholarship. She has designed the curriculum for legal writing programs at two different law schools and has collaborated on developing prerequisite courses for an LL.M. degree in international legal studies program at Nottingham Law School in the United Kingdom. Her work on the LL.M. program led her to publish a book entitled The Legal Scholar's Guidebook, a process-oriented approach to scholarly research and writing. This text is a valuable resource for students and nascent legal scholars who are working on scholarly projects for seminars, law review, or publication. In addition, Ms. Berenguer is widely published on issues of race, racism, class, cognitive rhetoric, and pedagogy. She earned her B.B.A. degree from Mercer University and her J.D. degree from Mercer University School of Law.
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