Interactive Legal Research & Writing Lessons: A Modular Approach – Full Suite

West Academic Publishing
Primary Subject
Legal Writing
Interactive Videos
Modular LRW


After a year of preparation and years of planning, West Academic is excited to introduce its innovative Modular Legal Research & Writing product. This comprehensive product is intended to offer individual modules on varying Legal Research and Writing topics which faculty can use to supplement their legal writing and research courses. The modules were created by a diverse team of authors from across the country, representing many different law schools. Any professor teaching Legal Research and Writing, Seminar Courses, or Orientation Classes, can take advantage of some or all the 21 modules. About half of the modules cover writing topics and the other half cover legal research topics. Faculty can take advantage of the full suite of all modules which can be purchased together (at a discount), the suite of Writing modules, the suite of Research modules, or one or two of the modules may be assigned individually for extra student practice.

Since any module may be purchased individually, the professor has flexibility to assign any one of the modules covering broad ranging topics from common law research to citations to writing a memorandum. This modular group of interactive lessons provide options for both the professor and the student, allowing a broader breadth of coverage outside of designated class times. Professors can “flip” their classroom, offering the modules as outside assignments and then cover their own exercises in class. Also, the professor can assign the modules to individual students who are struggling in an area such as citations or grammar. What is more, if a professor is not as comfortable with teaching a topic such as appellate advocacy, he or she can assign the module to fill the gaps of the classroom instruction.

Every module was designed to provide maximum interaction and allow students to engage with the content via exercises, questions, and a variety of audio and visual formatting. Given the skills-based nature of Legal Research & Writing courses, students will be able to learn by doing, rather than merely reading about the topic in the abstract. As a stand-alone set of course materials, or coupled with any other text, the Interactive Legal Research & Writing Lessons: A Modular Approach product is a must-have for your students.