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Title/s:  Legal Writing III (FT)

Office #:  (Law 410, S. 1-24, 29-37); Dates, Times, and Locations Vary



Full Time JD (M-Th sections)

Note: Legal Writing classes begin the week of August 22. See the Legal Writing III Syllabus on your TWEN course for more information. You must attend the first week of class for Legal Writing III, even if you change your section during the drop/add period. Failure to attend Legal Writing III class, including during the drop/add period, will count as an unexcused absence, with a grade penalty.

Required Course Texts (Print and/or digital options are acceptable)

  1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (5th ed. 2019).
    The 6th edition is scheduled to be published this fall after courses have begun; therefore, this course will use the 5th edition.
  2. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020).

The following reference is recommended, but not required:

Linda J. Barris, Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook (4th ed. 2020). 


  • Legal Writing Program Policy Manual. You are responsible for all information included in this manual.
  • Legal Writing III Syllabus. You are responsible for all information included in this syllabus.
  • A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, and Section 3.1
  • Practitioner’s Handbook for Appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, posted to TWEN, Section XXII. Writing a Brief, Section A, number 8.
  • Record on Appeal and Appellate Brief Assignment Memo, posted to TWEN


  • Register for your Legal Writing III section's TWEN course.
  • Submit Student Introduction and Schedule Document to TWEN. You can complete the Student Introduction section with as much information as you choose.