Legal Analysis & Writing

Good writing, it’s said, is good thinking. Here at the School of Law, from day one you will get world-class legal training in the skills of legal analysis, research, and writing – the very essence of what practicing lawyers do every day.

That training starts on Day One. In your first year of law school, you’ll take two semesters of Legal Analysis & Writing, and then a third semester in your second year. In small classes taught by instructors who are skilled writers and legal researchers, you’ll learn what it means to “think like a lawyer” – how to reason through a question, find the case law to back up your position, and write persuasively as a zealous advocate for your client. Some students say it’s like learning a new language, but when they master it they have the tools to succeed in legal practice.

Your training in research and writing doesn’t stop there. UB School of Law students edit and publish six law journals, affording myriad of opportunities to write and edit articles at the highest level. They include the well-regarded Buffalo Law Review as well as journals specializing in environmental law, human rights law, intellectual property, gender issues and public-interest law. Wherever your unique interests lead you, there’s a forum where you can hone your writing skills for a profession like no other.