Clear and Effective Professional Writing for Law Students

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:30

DLA Piper Hall, Rm 104

(all years) Clear and Effective Professional Writing for Law Students – Thu, Feb 28, 12:30-1:30pm – DLA Piper Hall (Rm 104) – Free lunch provided!

What makes a sentence easy to read? How can you make sure your reader understands what you’re trying to say? How can you stand out in your written communications with lawyers, clients, and the judiciary?

Led by 3L JD student Alison Colpitts, this workshop introduces principles of clear writing that allow you to tailor your writing to specific readers quickly, effectively, and persuasively. JD and graduate students will learn how to diagnose what makes a good sentence and will come away with tips and tricks on how to immediately improve their writing.

Lunch will be provided – advanced registration is required (via ACE Events) so we know how much food to order.

This workshop is sponsored by the Career Services Office.

Speaker Bio: Alison began studying writing and rhetoric as a graduate student at the University of Chicago. Since not everyone shares her love of style books, she developed this workshop and to present to academics, businesspeople, and, now, law students. She looks forward to clerking at the BC Court of Appeal next year before articling at a large downtown firm.