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U.S. Legal Writing for International Lawyers

In this 10-week course, Prof. Joe Regalia and our Write.law team cover all the essentials international lawyers should know about legal writing in the United States—from grammar to the basic structure of the U.S. legal system to advanced style and legal document creation.

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  • 1000+ on-demand writing, tech, and practice lessons

  • 30+ writing, tech, and practice simulations

  • 300+ hours of interactive training

  • 25+ e-books keyed to lessons 

  • Up to 6 virtual workshops yearly from top trainers

  • Dozens of cheat sheets, guides, and checklists

  • Deep-dive courses on legal writing and tech

  • Risk free 7-day trial

Why take this course?

  • Trying to learn the basics of U.S. legal writing is tough because there’s so much to learn. But worry not, we’ve taken all the key concepts and techniques you need and put them all at your fingertips in this course. 

    We designed this course specifically for legal professionals who want to learn U.S. Legal Writing skills, but are non-native speakers or otherwise have not been trained formally in the U.S. System.

    There is nothing out there like this course because we target the specific challenges that non-U.S. lawyers face when it comes to U.S. legal writing. People run into the same challenges, again and again. And this course gives you the tools to avoid them.

Course Overview

welcome
Meet your instructor, Prof. Joe Regalia, and see everything you'll learn in the 10-week U.S. for International Lawyers course.
Getting started
Make sure you get the most out of this course. Take a quick orientation on our Write.law platform, preview your course e-book, and reflect on key concepts before diving in.
course resource center
The Course Resource Center has all the cheat sheets, guides, and other downloadables from the course.
week 1: U.S. Legal system primer
Get introduced to the U.S. legal system. Learn about where U.S law comes from,  the difference between criminal and civil cases, and more.
Week 2: building blocks of legal writing
Learn the brass tacks for putting together a top-notch legal document, including analytical versus transactional writing, analyzing legal authority, and more.
week 3: structure of a legal document
Walk through every part of a legal document with our team. Learn about the basic format and organization, and simple guides to put them together yourself.
week 4: legal research
Learn how to create a research strategy and how to find authority faster, with less work. We'll also look at fundamental legal research techniques and cutting-edge tools.
week 5: hone your legal writing process
Discover the best techniques to improve your legal writing process so you can get more efficient and produce better results.
week 6: legal writing grammar primer
Learn the English grammar fundamentals essential for clear legal writing. From punctuation to basic sentence structures, this section has you covered.
week 7: writing Sytle to impress
The key to U.S. legal writing is making the right impression with your documents. Learn the top skills used by U.S. legal writers to impress clients and colleagues.
week 8: impressing even more with style
Keep improving your writing mechanics and style with techniques for building sentences and choosing powerful words that will persuade your audiences.
week 9: editing like a pro
Every great writer knows the power of editing. It's where you chisel away the stone to reveal the gems within. These lessons will give you several tools to take your editing to the next level.
week 10: mastering common documents
Learn step-by-step techniques for crafting the most common legal documents: Emails, memos, and motions. You'll learn how to build these documents from start to finish.
course wrap-up
Review the big picture takeaways from the course, adopt some final approaches for continuing to hone your skills, and practice all that you've learned.

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What people are saying

Write.law is an outstanding platform. It is accessible, resource-rich, affordable, and—dare I say it—fun. I use it to compliment my college and professional development legal writing courses—and to improve my own writing skills. Write.law's videos, checklists, and cheat sheets are invaluable.
Attorney, Coach & Instructor, Relaunching Attorney Platform
As a nontraditional ESL student, legal writing was always a struggle for me. But Professor Regalia and Write.law gave me the tools and motivation I needed to improve. Thanks to Write.law's innovative approach, I improved my legal writing and am now an intellectual property associate at a top U.S. law firm.
Associate Attorney, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Meet your instructor

Joe Regalia

Joe is a law professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law UNLV, which has the #1 ranked legal writing program in the country. Joe has trained judges, attorneys, and law students all over the world. As an attorney, Joe practiced at three AmLaw 100 firms, where he was the principal author of dozens of bet-the-company briefs and motions in both state and federal courts. He also clerked for the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

What's included?

10 weeks
On-demand legal writing and analysis training for international lawyers
177 Lessons
Covering the ins-and-outs of U.S. legal writing for international attorneys
10 e-books on legal writing
Review and internalize hundreds of writing techniques and skills
33 quizzes and reviews
Solidify new concepts and revisit what you've already learned 
21 Simulations
Dive deep into specific writing skills and develop mastery
13 guides and checklists
For easy, on-the-go access to writing tips and tricks
83 interactive videos
Learn new skills and incorporate them into your legal writing

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$599/year

Unlock unlimited access to all skills, courses, and workshops.
Ideal for becoming and staying a top-notch attorney.
  • 500+ on-demand writing, tech, and practice lessons

  • 30+ writing, tech, and practice simulations

  • 150+ hours of interactive training

  • 25+ e-books keyed to lessons 

  • Up to 6 virtual workshops yearly from top trainers

  • Dozens of cheat sheets, guides, and checklists

  • Deep-dive courses on legal writing and tech

  • Risk free 7-day trial

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