Professor Kurt Olson
Phone: 978.681.0800 X131
Professor Paula Colby-Clements
Phone: 978.681.0800 X138
Legal Writing & Research is MSL’s introductory legal writing course in which students learn the basic skills of rule-based reasoning and research. Our goal in this course is to ensure that students know that even though it is the introductory course, they will use the skills acquired here throughout their law school careers and into practice. This is because rule-based reasoning is the foundation for all legal writing and advocacy, and an understanding of the principles of basic legal research will lead into more advanced skills.
Massachusetts School of Law's mission is to provide an academically rigorous affordable legal education emphasizing ethics, advocacy, leadership, and professional skills. MSLAW provides an accessible and affordable legal education to tomorrow’s leaders in law, business, and technology who seek to contribute to their communities as advocates, lawyers, and leaders. Lawyers have substantial influence in our society and MSLAW prepares its graduates to use that power to help their clients and obtain the societal advancement that a law degree has traditionally provided.
To accomplish its mission, Massachusetts School of Law brings together a diverse group of scholars, judges, expert practitioners and other professionals to provide individuals from all backgrounds a rigorous, professionally advantageous, affordable legal education so that they can improve their lives and better serve their communities.