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Center for the Study of Written Advocacy

College of Law

 

Conferences sponsored by our center include:

Upcoming CLE Presentations Sponsored by the Wyoming Center for the Study of Written Advocacy

Michael R. Smith, “Reader Empathy as a Crucial Skill of Legal Writing,” to be presented at the September 2018 Albany County Bar Association Meeting, Laramie, Wyoming, September 11, 2018.

Michael R. Smith, “Avoiding Altered-Facts Dictum in Judicial Opinion Writing,” to be presented at the 2018 Wyoming Judicial Conference, Laramie, Wyoming, September 18, 2018.

Michael R. Smith, “Honesty as a Persuasive Strategy in Written Advocacy,” to be presented at the 2018 Wyoming State Bar Annual Meeting, Laramie, Wyoming, September 20, 2018.

Past CLE Presentations Sponsored by the Wyoming Center for the Study of Written Advocacy

Michael R. Smith, “Effective Written Advocacy,” presented at the 2017 Pathways to Professional Practice Event sponsored by the Wyoming State Bar, Cheyenne, WY, March 22, 2017.

Michael R. Smith, “Mastering Metaphor: An Exploration of the Levels of Metaphor in Persuasive Legal Writing,” presented at the 2016 Wyoming State Bar Annual Meeting, Laramie, Wyoming, September 15, 2016.

Michael R. Smith, “Elements Tests and Factors Tests in Judicial Opinions,” presented at the 2016 Wyoming Judicial Conference, Laramie, Wyoming, September 13, 2016.

Michael R. Smith, “Rhythm as Reason: The Power of Alliterative Antithesis in Legal Persuasion,” presented to the Teton County Bar Association, Jackson, Wyoming, May 23, 2016.

Michael R. Smith, “Growing the Law Through Innovative Legal Writing: The Process of Inducing New Rules from Case Law,” presented at the 2015 Wyoming State Bar Annual Meeting, Jackson, Wyoming, September 11, 2015.

Michael R. Smith, “Writing Innovative and Effective Precautionary Policy Arguments,” presented at the 2015 Wyoming State Bar Annual Meeting, Jackson, Wyoming, September 10, 2015.

Psychology of Persuasion Conference Information, 2015

Kenneth D. Chestek, “Legal Writing for Municipal Judges” (presentation to the Wyoming Conference of Municipal Courts, Buffalo, Wyoming, May 14, 2015)

Michael R. Smith, “Writing More Effective Administrative Orders: Towards a Reader-Friendly ‘Conclusions of Law’ Section,” presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Office of Administrative Hearings, Encampment, Wyoming, September 7, 2014.

Michael R. Smith, “Fog on the Lens: Confusion Over Standard of Review in Judicial Opinion Writing,” presented at the Writing Better Briefs CLE event in Denver, CO, November 1, 2012.

Michael R. Smith, “A Refresher on Effective Citation Form in Legal Writing,” presented at 2012 Seminar of the Legal Assistants of Wyoming, held in Laramie, Wyoming, September 14, 2012.

Kenneth D. Chestek, “Judging By the Numbers: Why Story Matters” (presentation at Advanced Topics in Persuasive Legal Writing Conference, Cheyenne, Wyoming, July 17, 2012)

Michael R. Smith, “Commanding Favorable Attention: Establishing Credibility in Legal Writing,” presented at the Advanced Topics in Persuasive Legal Writing Conference, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, July 17, 2012.


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