A first-year legal reasoning and writing curriculum is designed to introduce students to the analytical skills and organizational tools needed for the preparation of effective objective and then persuasive documents. This article describes how to use samples to enable students to self-identify a general, logical structure for a document, considering its content, its audience and purpose, and the realities of legal practice.
Judith B. Tracy. ""I See and I Remember; I Do and Understand": Teaching Fundamental Structure in Legal Writing Through the Use of Samples." Touro Law Review 21, (2005): 297-348.