Legal Writing Tips

These past two weeks, I have been grading my Year Two Legal Analysis take-home examinations. The exam is a legal writing exercise testing persuasive writing ability.  The students wrote a stakeholder report for Amnesty International in the Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America. Students drafted a section of the report arguing that […]

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Legal Advising: Use mind maps to generate options

The emphasis on competence-based learning in today’s law school curriculum has enriched experiential courses and clinical programs for law students. My law school has designed its curriculum in first and second year to reinforce four competences:  legal analysis, legal advising, legal representation and decision-making.   Admittedly, some lecturers struggle to differentiate advising from representing. That […]

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