• The Role of a Writing Specialist in Enhancing Your Legal Writing Program

    Author(s):
    Jeremy Francis
    Date:
    2016
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    MSU Law Faculty Repository
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    https://doi.org/10.17613/39zs-zh80
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    This article is adapted from a presentation at the Legal Writing In-stitute One-Day Workshop at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, December 5, 2015. The conference addressed the topic of “Taking it to the Next Level: Your Course, Your Program, Your Career.” Parts of this article derive from an article in the LWI publication The Second Draft entitled It’s a Matter of Degree: Different Credentials can Provide a Diversity of Perspectives.1 When I was first hired as a writing specialist in 2006, most people wanted to know, “What is a legal writing specialist?”2 More recently, as more law schools have hired writing specialists, the most common ques-tion I receive is, “How can I get a writing specialist at my law school?” In this article, I’d like to explore both questions. Both what it means to be and how to recruit a writing specialist depend greatly upon the needs of the law school and legal writing program and the unique talents of the Writing Specialist. My experiences are likely different than most law school faculty, but the program my colleagues and I have developed at Michigan State University College of Law derives and benefits from those experiences.3
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