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Summer Associate Writing

In this master class designed for summer associates, you'll use a high-profile legal memo to discover ways to improve your organization, marshal authorities, and write more concisely.
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Before the Master Class

Get Ready for the Master Class

Step 1

Download the Model Memo

Download the model memo used throughout the Summer Associate Writing Master Class.
Step 2

Warm up your writing skills

Get familiar with the Master Class and try your hand at some pre-Master Class writing exercises.
Step 3

Explore additional resources

Explore additional master class resources like cheat sheets and more practice.

Master Class

Practice During the Five Steps Master Class

Click on the buttons below when prompted by your facilitator.
segment 1

Brainstorming & the Big-Picture 

Let your research jumpstart your organization. Then focus on your big-picture points.
segment 2

Proving Your Points

Use a three-stage method to marshal support for your points.


Editing for Style

Streamline your sentences while adding polish and punch.


Mid-Class Practice

OPTIONAL: Take a 10-15 minute break with some writing mechanics practice.
segment 4

Enhancing for Flow

Achieve clarity with effective transitions and other techniques. 

segment 5

Contract Drafting Tips

Explore tips and tricks for drafting effective agreements and other transactional documents.

After the Master Class

Master Class Resources + Activities

Post-workshop practice

Dive into even more master class practice with exercises focused on writing mechanics and flow.

Master Class cheat sheets

Download Master Class cheat sheets that will help make honing your writing a breeze. 

Additional training

Dive into even more Master Class practice focused on writing mechanics, transitions, and flow.