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Legal Writing Workshop

$150.00

  • Gain insight into how US attorneys are trained to think
  • Understand the basics of the US legal system
  • Understand the use of precedent and the importance of “authority” in the US legal analysis
  • Effectively communicate with US clients or counsel using US legal rhetorical style
  • Gain experience using CREAC, the standard format for US legal analysis
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The Legal Writing Workshop Costa Rica Edition  April 23, 2016

The Objectives of the Legal Writing Workshop are:

  • Gain insight into how US attorneys are trained to think
  • Understand the basics of the US legal system
  • Understand the use of precedent and the importance of “authority” in the US legal analysis
  • Effectively communicate with US clients or counsel using US legal rhetorical style
  • Professor Contento teaches skills-based courses at The John Marshall Law School, a school that is ranked No. 5 for Legal Writing and is known for its “practice ready” focus. Professor Contento also directs the school’s Writing Resource Center. In that role, she has counseled over 2000 students on improving their legal writing skills – including their skills of persuasion. Professor Contento has also taught legal skills abroad, including in China, the Czech Republic, Costa Rica, and Ireland. She believes strongly in interactive and experiential education and bases all her teaching around these principles. Professor Contento has also lectured widely, both in the U.S. and abroad, on topics related to teaching legal skills.

The Legal Writing Workshop is taught by Profesor Lurene Contento

Professor Contento teaches skills-based courses at The John Marshall Law School, a school that is ranked No. 5 for Legal Writing and is known for its “practice ready” focus. Professor Contento also directs the school’s Writing Resource Center. In that role, she has counseled over 2000 students on improving their legal writing skills – including their skills of persuasion. Professor Contento has also taught legal skills abroad, including in China, the Czech Republic, and Ireland. She believes strongly in interactive and experiential education and bases all her teaching around these principles. Professor Contento has also lectured widely, both in the U.S. and abroad, on topics related to teaching legal skills.

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