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Succeeding as a Summer Associate

Success in Writing

Success in Writing

Understand the differences between academic and client-focused legal writing, and how you can ensure that your written work is the very best it can be.


This summer, you’ll quickly discover that writing well is a critical skill for every lawyer—and anyone who wants to be a lawyer. Legal dramas often give the impression that oral and theatrical skills are paramount. But make no mistake: writing is the main way lawyers communicate with each other, with judges and other decision-makers, and with their clients. 

Now, you may think that because you can already write well, and because you’ve already done so much writing in law school, writing...