We all know it when we see it: legal writing that meanders, obfuscates, and/or fails to deliver a coherent argument. And we recognize effective legal writing as well: it is organized, clear, concise, and well-supported. But assessing the quality of persuasive legal writing is only the first step to developing the skill in junior attorneys whom we supervise. How do we provide effective feedback – both positive and constructive – in a way that is likely to result in sustained improvement? How do we move from extensive line-editing to actually teaching writing? Please join us for a discussion with two experienced Berkeley Law clinicians, Mridula Raman and Ty Alper, both of whom work extensively on law students’ persuasive writing in the Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic.

  • Date: April 24, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
  • MCLE: This webinar has been approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit in California. Credit is only available to those who watch the webinar live.
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Ty Alper

Clinical Professor of Law at Berkeley Law

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Mridula Raman

Interim Deputy Director, Death Penalty Clinic at Berkeley Law