Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Workshopping Your Legal Research Paper (Series) Part 1 of 2


Graduate & Professional Students

Event Time 

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location of Event: 

Poorvu Center, 301 York street, room 121

Event Description 

Are you working on your Substantial Paper, SAW, or other research paper? Looking for dedicated writing time and substantive feedback on your work? If so, join us after Spring Break for GWL’s two-part workshop series, Workshopping Your Academic Legal Writing! In the first session, we will review core academic legal writing principles, including structure, argument development, and addressing counterarguments. We will take a critical eye to academic legal writing examples, assessing the effectiveness of various elements of the writing. In the second session, we will put on our writing and peer-review hats. Bring your draft (at any stage of writing—from a sketch of ideas to a full rough draft) and spend some time writing. Then, share a share a 1–3-page excerpt with a peer for constructive feedback on structure, persuasiveness, or any other issue of concern to you. You will leave this series ready to complete your paper on time!

• Part 1: Academic Legal Writing Principles (Wednesday, March 29)

• Part 2: Writing and Peer Review (Wednesday, April 5

Target Audience: Law School Students working on research papers.