Legal writing is unique and unlike any other writing style you will have experienced.
It is factual, straight to the point and omits any ‘filling words’ or ‘waffle’.
The point of your assignments is not to remind your lecturer what he or she knows, but todemonstrate what you know.
Moreover, your lecturer is preparing you to practice law in the real world, so you cannot take any shortcuts.
Committee members attest to acceptability when they sign the Approval Form.
Each department has an acceptable style or styles for theses and dissertations prepared by its graduate students.
The first page of each chapter/section should be numbered at the bottom, center of the page, 1 inch edge.
In the text and reference topics sections, place the number in the upper right-hand corner, 1/2 inch below the top edge and 1 inch from the right side edge.
Your work should explain the facts and reasoning of the cases or statutes you have found that relate to your study, clearly and concisely, and show how they interrelate and how they apply to the facts of the scenario.
You will compare the facts of previous cases to the facts of your scenario, looking for similarities and differences.