Legal Writing Certificate Program

The School of Law is not currently offering the Legal Writing Certificate Program.

The Legal Writing Certificate Program offers students an array of writing workshops on various topics in legal writing. These workshops are taught by legal writing staff and other faculty members, and are administered by the Legal Writing & Appellate Advocacy Program. Completion of six of these workshops prior to graduation qualifies a student for a certificate. Students need not complete all six in a single semester or year. Workshops will be offered each year, though they may vary in content.

Enrollment in each workshop is limited. Students may reserve spots on a first-come, first-served basis. For a complete list, visit the BU School of Law website.

Award of Certificate

Attendance will be taken at each workshop, and recorded with the Legal Writing & Appellate Advocacy Program office. Each student should also keep track of how many workshops he or she has completed. Once you have completed attendance at six or more workshops, you should contact the Legal Writing office (at to request your certificate. Certificates will be issued once we have verified that you have completed six or more workshops.