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Boston University Lecturer - Effective Writing, School of Law, American Law Program in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The American Law Program at Boston University School of Law seeks an instructor to teach a course entitled "Effective Writing (LLM): The Lawyer's Craft (S)" which is a semester-long writing course offered exclusively for LLM in American Law Program and LLM in Intellectual Property Law students.

This seminar will focus on the best practices for effective writing across a broad range of legal communications. Weekly assignments will build upon -- but not overlap with -- the fall semester Legal Research and Writing seminar's assignments. Students will be exposed to a range of writing styles and approaches suitable for different audiences. Assignments will focus on the craft of writing and effective expression, not on substantive legal issues or legal research and may include such work products as lawyer-to-lawyer letters, informal client advisories, internal communications and official submissions to government. agencies. The course is a three credit course which meets in the spring 2025 semester which begins on Tuesday, January 13, 2025.

Required Skills

Prior teaching experience is preferred.


Applicants should email a letter of interest and a resume to Maureen Leo, the Director of International Graduate Programs at by Friday, April 5.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor .

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