Skills
Legal Writing, Litigation, Corporate, Legal Practice, Technology
Experience
Some law school
For those who want to
  • Get ready for summer jobs
  • Plug gaps from law school
  • Impress from the first day
Duration
About 20 weeks

CAREER PATH

Summer Associate

Build the skills you need to thrive in today’s dynamic legal workplace. Writing, tech, and other essential practice skills—all in one compact career path. From writing fundamentals to word processing basics, the Summer Associate Career Path will help you succeed in your summer job or externship.

What You’ll Learn

Discover everything you’ll learn in this Career Path—course by course.
LEGAL WRITING

LW 1: Writing Mechanics

Master the nuts and bolts of effective writing—from basic grammar and punctuation to essential sentence structure. At the end of this course, you’ll be able to write clearer and error free prose.
LEGAL WRITING

LW 2: Writing Clearly

Discover how to write clear, convincing, and persuasive prose with an emphasis on cutting clutter, editing techniques, and understanding your reader’s psychology.
LEGAL WRITING

LW 3: Writing Style Foundations

Improve your writing’s flow and readability with tried and tested techniques for effective organization, writing stronger sentences, and choosing the right words.
LEGAL WRITING

LW 5: Writing About Facts

Embrace the story you have to tell! In this course you’ll learn how to write fact sections that subtly persuade and focus readers on the key facts you need them to remember.
LEGAL WRITING

LW 6: Legal Research

Take your legal research to the next level with skills like crafting a research plan and understanding citations. You’ll also learn how the latest legal research platforms can help you find better authority and save you time.
LEGAL WRITING

LW 8: Persuasive Legal Writing

Learn how to develop persuasive arguments for your target audience with the fundamental cognitive science principles, document organization, and advanced legal analysis techniques.
LITIGATION 

LIT 1: Drafting Litigation Documents

Equip yourself with simple and effective skills for drafting litigation documents like memos, emails, motions, briefs, and more! 
CORPORATE

CORP 1: Transactional Drafting Foundations

with Ross Guberman
Develop your contract drafting skills with Ross Guberman—and have fun doing it. Bite-sized videos and interactive practice help you learn the basic parts of a contract and key drafting principles to set you up for success.
legal practice

LP 1: Legal Practice Foundations

Hit the ground running at your legal job by learning the foundations of how law firms and other legal teams work, providing excellent client service, techniques for effective verbal communication. and more. 
TECHnology

TECH 2: Word Processing and Spreadsheets

Take your word processing and spreadsheet skills to the next level with lessons designed to target skills most useful to daily practice as a legal professional.

Legal skills for the 21st-century

We use 21st-century learning science to train today’s legal professionals. Bite-sized training, data-backed techniques, and lessons that are actually fun make it possible for you to pick up a new skill in no time. 
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“Write.law's training fundamentally changed my writing. My first drafts got better. My editing became more effective. And my final drafts became much more like the writers I admire.”

Alex Velto

Associate Attorney at Hutchison & Steffen LLP

Frequently Asked Questions

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