In this episode of Topping the Curve I interview Odunayo (Ayo) Durojaye all about the 1L legal research and writing class. Odunayo is a 3L at Georgetown University Law Center and worked at a big law firm this past summer.
In this episode Ayo dives deep into the importance of legal research and writing and how she was able to elevate her legal research and writing her skills throughout her 1L year and beyond. We also delve into different styles of writing and how professor preferences can play a role when you are “writing for a grade”; which is why—it can be very helpful to speak to your professor.
Ayo also talks about the similarities and differences between writing for your 1L legal practice class versus writing in practice for a supervisor or partner; and explains why even aspiring transactional/corporate attorneys should care about legal research and writing.
After spending time on legal writing, we discuss legal research and what it means to use terms and connectors to help develop efficient research strategies.
Finally, Ayo gives tips on how to improve your legal writing skills and become more efficient. “Do not think you know everything”
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Artist: Mello C, Title: Pasikolu