Before you begin your studies in the First-Year Legal Research and Writing Program (LRW), it will help you to situate the course in the broader context of your legal education and your future law practice. To follow is a brief overview of the program, and an introduction to several themes that will recur throughout the year.

Program Overview
The Conventions of Legal Discourse
Legal Reasoning and Judicial Discretion
Tension Between the Abstract and the Concrete
Your Audience