Bosque wrote:los blancos wrote:thickfreakness wrote:I'm already getting annoyed at the workload of LARW relative to my other classes.
I like LARW. I feel it's the important class. And I actually kind of enjoy the work. Though my first assignment really sucked.
It is most definitely not. Legal writing will never again be like LARW. For LARW, the stress is on the form (citations, argument structure, headings, ect.). In REAL legal writing, so long as the form is proficient at getting your point across no one cares about it. What everyone actually cares about then is the substance and creativity of the writing. Which is not at all what you are graded for in LARW. In fact, your professor flat out tells you what the substance of the writing needs to be. If you do actually try and be creative, the best you can expect is a pat on the head in the form of a comment. It won't help your grade.
I thought I was going to hate writing memos for work after going through legal writing. Turns out it is actually fun.
Could LARW be more comparable to academic legal writing than it is to the writing one would do in the actual practice of law?