Legal Writing

An introduction to the three fundamental skills needed for the pursuit of a legal career: research, reasoning, and writing. The early emphasis is on basic writing skills to eliminate language problems and to begin to develop clear, fluid writing. Students also learn rudimentary legal writing skills, including citing, identifying legally significant facts, formulating issues, and reasoning by analogy.

Before joining Vermont Law School, Professor Joe Brennan practiced civil defense litigation and clerked in the New Jersey Appellate Division.  His practice focused on product liability, premises liability, personal injury, complex litigation, employment law, breach of contract, fraud, and claims brought under the Uniform Commercial Code.  He has handled all aspects of litigation in both state and federal court.  At Vermont Law School, Professor Brennan is the Director of the Academic Success Program and meets regularly with students one-on-one with a focus on writing and study skills.  He also teaches Bar Exam Skills & Tactics, Foundations of Legal Analysis, Legal Methods, Legal Writing I, and has served as faculty supervisor for students completing their Advanced Writing Requirement.   


The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th Edition [Spiral-bound]

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th Edition [Spiral-bound]


Product ID: 978-0-692-40019-7
REQUIRED TEXT. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th Edition [Spiral-bound] (ISBN 978-0-692-40019-7)
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