Legal Writing

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Typology Workshop
Level Intermediate
Methodology Online
Duration 12 Weeks
  • Workshop
  • Intermediate
  • Online
  • Duration:
    12 Weeks

Enrol in this Programme now and learn to:

• Develop the techniques that you need to approach all legal writing tasks with ease;
• Explore the basics of speaking the language of the law, and also the growing importance of being able to write in plain English; and
• Apply the process for writing that will take you through conception, research, and planning of documents, writing, and finishing with editing and review.


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What you'll learn on the course

Law Legal
Law Public
Law Rights
Law Firm
Law and Business
Law for Business
Law and Commerce
Law Studies

Teachers and trainers (2)

Suhasini Rao Kashyap
Suhasini Rao Kashyap

Suhasini graduated from ILS Law College, Pune and started her career with litigation at the High Court of Rajasthan in Jaipur. Her strengths in civil litigation were further honed in Delhi, where she was associated with a law firm from its initial days. She then moved to the corporate space,where she handled global legal compliance and employee regulations for an IT MNC. To complement the Diploma in European Union Laws that she holds from the University of Athens, Suhasini then went on to earn an LLM from the United Nations Inter-regional Criminal and Justice Research Institute,Italy

Tennille Duffy
Tennille Duffy

Tennille graduated from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 2004 with a combined Arts/Law degree. She was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, in 2005. She has a background in criminal defence advocacy and human rights policy work, and has served as a Lecturer of Law at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Tennille joined Rainmaker in 2011. She trains in in skills-based areas such as legal writing and research.

Course programme


Unit 1: Introduction to Legal Communication and Legal English

• Understand why it is so important for lawyers and legal professionals to study legal English and communication.

• Perceive the use and benefits of plain English writing, as well as tips on how to develop and properly use a legal vocabulary.

Unit 2: The Fundamentals of Legal Writing

• Learn more about some of the essential aspects of good legal writing.

• Explore the distinct forms of legal writing along with the rules and established practices within each.

Unit 3: Legal Writing – The Process

• Explore several different methods to engage in the writing process.

• Learn how to get started with writing, and examine ways to plan, outline, and structure documents.

• Identify and develop a system that works for you, and any writing task they have to tackle.

Unit 4: Legal Writing - Research

• Study effective legal research methods.

• Review the various legal sources, as well as the process of conducting legal research.

Unit 5: Legal Writing – Using Your Research

• Analyse how the results of your research can be most effectively integrated into your writing.

• Learn the importance of proper citation and referencing.

Unit 6: Legal Writing – Reviewing and Editing

• Develop processes for successful reviewing and editing all future writing tasks.

Additional information

Welcome to the Fundamental Programme on Legal Writing! Embark on the path to being a stellar legal writer. When building your skill set, the most important thing is to start with the fundamentals. Lawyers are ineffective without the ability to communicate well in writing. Such skills take years to perfect and practice should start as early as possible if you want to be a confident and successful writer.   Are you a:  •  Law student looking to acquire the basic writing and drafting skills required for your articles, projects, papers and other course work and also necessary for your future career in law;  •  Practicing lawyer intent on enhancing your writing and drafting skills in order to communicate more effectively and impress your clients, colleagues, or the bench; or •  Somebody seeking to engage with, and get a better understanding of, legal jargon and the language of the law?   We recommend that you enrol in this Programme now. We also recommend that you enrol in the Legal Research, Advanced Legal Communication andIntroduction to Drafting Programmes as well, if you want to get a holistic and thorough understanding of the intricacies of legal language, drafting, research and communication.   Did You Know: •  That even though you might not be used to it, plain English is often better than using legalese in all forms of legal writing?  •  That one of the best ways of becoming a successful legal writer is to constantly review and reflect on your own work?  •  That taking the time to plan your writing can actually save you time?

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