Legal Research & Writing

Mastering a Lawyer's Basic Skills

Legal writing is a lawyer’s stock in trade.   The demanding legal research and writing program at Loyola Law School teaches students how to find, understand, and apply the law, and to communicate that analysis clearly and effectively.  Over the course of the four required semesters, students learn how to write objective legal memoranda, persuasive trial briefs, professional emails, and client letters, as well as other fundamental lawyering skills such as legal reasoning, legal research, oral advocacy, and client counseling.  Loyola’s legal writing program has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top programs in the country.

Loyola’s experienced legal writing faculty regularly present at regional, national, and international legal writing conferences and workshops.  Recently, Loyola organized and hosted a Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop for legal writing faculty throughout the region. Loyola also hosted judges and practitioners from Southern California for a roundtable discussion on the changing landscape of legal practice and the implications for skills training in legal education.