Persuasive Legal Writing (One-day Workshop) (PLW101-SP)

Saturday 10:00-16:30
April 7th
Christopher Rathbone
Students should have had at least some connection already to legal studies either through work experience or a class previously taken at Temple.
Tokyo (Maps & Directions)
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Written persuasion forms the core of legal advocacy. Learn the basic principles of creating a powerful written legal argument through examples and practice in this one-day workshop. Start by learning the process of composing and understanding the characteristics of potential readers. The course will emphasize conveying the big picture and avoiding the pitfall of over-particularizing. Students will have the opportunity to practice writing their own legal arguments after reading and analyzing case studies provided by the instructor.


Christopher Rathbone

Christopher Rathbone currently works on international transactions with a large Japanese law firm in Tokyo, in addition to being an adjunct professor of Temple University of Japan Law School. He has worked as a legal translator since 2000 and taught classes and provided seminars on legal translation and legal writing for Japanese, Korean, Cambodian and US universities, as well as the Tokyo offices of many top US law firms. Mr. Rathbone graduated with honors from the University of Saskatchewan, earned a JD from the College of Law of the University of Saskatchewan and an LL.M. from Hokkaido University as a Monbusho Scholar. He is admitted as an attorney in Massachusetts.

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