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Legal Writing and Research

Legal Education

2008

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

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Teaching In Practice: Legal Writing Faculty As Expert Writing Consultants To Law Firms, E. Joan Blum, Kathleen E. Vinson Apr 2008

Teaching In Practice: Legal Writing Faculty As Expert Writing Consultants To Law Firms, E. Joan Blum, Kathleen E. Vinson

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

As experts in the pedagogy and substance of legal writing, full-time legal writing faculty who serve as writing consultants to law firms help fill an increasing need for training and support of lawyers. In addition to providing a direct benefit to lawyers and their firms, this practice benefits the legal academy by providing fresh ideas for teaching and scholarship. This article discusses generally the practice of legal writing consulting in law firms by full-time legal writing faculty. The article provides background in theory and practice, addressing why law firms seek outside consultants for this type of training and support and ...