Legal Writing students gather to celebrate the program's sixth straight year of being ranked no. 1.

Legal Writing Program

We are home to the country's top-ranked legal writing program. That means you will graduate knowing how to research, write and advocate. A model nationwide, our program is known for our innovative, practice-oriented legal writing curriculum and small, interactive classrooms. Our program's reputation carries great weight with attorneys and employers.

Our professors are dedicated teachers and nationally known authors. They have published six books and countless articles, including many in use at other law schools. They also founded the Legal Writing Institute, a 2,200-plus member organization that has worked to foster the development of legal writing in law schools across the country and in numerous foreign countries. Faculty members have taught legal writing in Russia, India, Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa.

Legal Writing Collaborative: Real Clients in the First Year

This program brings real clients and actual legal work into each first year Legal Writing course. These projects, done jointly with the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic and described in the video below, provide exceptional training in practical skills, generate remarkable student satisfaction, and ignite student passion for the practice of law.


Professor Anne M. Enquist
Phone: 206.398.4022

Lori Lamb
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Phone: 206.398.4033


Legal Writing News

Five graduates win National Order of Scribes Awards

Professor Sara Rankin launches nation's first & only legislative law education blog

Legal Writing Program ranked No. 1 for sixth straight year

Professor Anne Enquist receives prestigious Burton Award

Law school launches online international certificate program

Ranked #1 by U.S. News
and World Report


Hallmarks of our legal writing program are in-depth critiques, one-on-one writing conferences between the student and the professor, and our use of technology, both in and out of the classroom.