Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing
The University of Washington School of Law offers rigorous training in legal
analysis, research, and writing. The program offers basic and advanced courses
that enable all students to master the core professional skills of analysis,
research, and writing. Students can also engage in legal scholarship through
advanced seminars or by membership in one of several student-run journals.
required first-year course, Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing employs a
variety of teaching formats to introduce students to case and statutory analysis
as well as research skills and the conventions of legal writing. Students
participate in interactive workshops to gain hands-on practice with these
We integrate research instruction throughout the first-year program, and
offer advanced research courses for second- and third-year students. Gallagher
Law Library’s reference office serves as a valuable resource for students as
they master the sophisticated methods of print and online legal research.
their second and third years, students fulfill their advanced writing
requirement by participating in
seminars, independent research and writing
projects, or law school journals.
Students may also participate in research- and
writing-intensive activities such as taking an advanced research and writing
course, competing in legal writing competitions or
moot court competitions, or
representing clients in a clinic.