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Ninja1

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Legal Writing...
« on: November 12, 2008, 09:27:30 PM »
Is bull. Thank you, that is all.

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Re: Legal Writing...
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 06:52:12 AM »
 :D

I know how you feel. It was how I felt last year. I am going to argue it is one of the most important classes you are going to take though and after, it will be sooo much easier. Writing is a very important part of the legal work and you must be able to do it well.

I think writing classes, in their very nature, are boring and confusing. I believe the best way to be successful in this class is to talk to your professor as much as possible about the issues you are having with your assignment.

Hang in there, it will get better!

Re: Legal Writing...
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 08:38:03 AM »
Please do not hate me for saying this . . . but i had to take legal writing for my paralegal certificate, which was taught my a Notre Dame legal writting prof.  The reason they have it taught by a law school prof is b/c it is to be just as the law school legal writing class is taught . . . anyway, I struggled and in one weekend read "plain english for lawyers" then went back to my studies, and it clarified alot and things started to make a little more sense. 

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Re: Legal Writing...
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 12:12:43 PM »
I like doing legal writing. I HATED my legal writing class.

Don't let it get you down too much. Just 7 more months for you.

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Re: Legal Writing...
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 07:17:20 PM »
Thank you all for the encouragement, I do appreciate it.

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Re: Legal Writing...
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 07:20:59 PM »
My legal writing is taught by a 3L.  Yep.  That's right.  A 3L.  THAT is crappy legal writing.

Re: Legal Writing...
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 07:37:53 PM »
Dare I ask what School you attend?

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Re: Legal Writing...
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008, 07:39:44 PM »
Dare I ask what School you attend?

It's in my signature line...but I will give you a hint:  Penn.

Re: Legal Writing...
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2008, 07:45:57 PM »
Sorry, I'm at the office right now, entering my 13th hour at work on a motion for summary judgement due Monday.  Forgive me.  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2008, 07:47:22 PM »
Sorry, I'm at the office right now, entering my 13th hour at work on a motion for summary judgement due Monday.  Forgive me.  ;D

It's ok!!  And I love summary judgment.  Who needs juries anyway?!