Jeremy's Weblog

I recently graduated from Harvard Law School. This is my weblog. It tries to be funny. E-mail me if you like it. For an index of what's lurking in the archives, sorted by category, click here.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

The 1L Course Primer, Part 7 of 6. 100 Words About... LEGAL WRITING

It doesn't really count as a course, so I didn't really give it a number. Here, we learned how to use the Internet. And what gets italicized in a footnote and what gets written in small-caps. And how many lines we're allowed to put on a page in a legal brief, and what color the cover must be, and where the staple goes, and how many pixels are in a comma. Legal writing is a lot more like regular writing than anyone wants to admit. If you can regular-write, and regular-read the irregular-rules, you can surely legal-write. Don't sweat it.