Download the Table of Contents and the Preface to The Complete Legal Writer.
Foundational pedagogy of The Complete Legal Writer
The Complete Legal Writer uses two major innovative pedagogical approaches: The Genre Discovery Approach and The Citation Literacy Approach. Chew and Pryal have published about each and presented extensively at conferences. Here are some links for reading about these core theories that underpin the book.
- The Genre Discovery Approach: Preparing Law Students to Write Any Legal Document. This is Katie Pryal’s founding article on the subject, published in the Wayne Law Review.
- Citation Literacy. This is Alexa Chew’s founding article on the subject, published in the Arkansas Law Review.
Further resources created by the authors
- Read a precis of the Genre Discovery Approach and learn how it can be applied in Prof. Chew’s article for Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing.
- Listen to the authors discuss legal writing and succeeding in law school on the Law School Insider Podcast (2016).
- Download a blank document map in Word document file format.
- Interested in sample syllabi for teaching with The Complete Legal Writer? Email Prof. Chew.
Research relevant to The Complete Legal Writer
- Ann Sinsheimer & David J. Herring, Lawyers at Work: A Study of the Reading, Writing, and Communication Practices of Legal Professionals. Short summary: A three-year study of what lawyers do in the workplace reveals that lawyers read, a lot.
- See also the list of works cited in The Complete Legal Writer.