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First-Year Legal Research and Writing Program

1 North Griswold Hall
1525 Massachusetts Avenue
CambridgeMA 02138



The First-Year Legal Research and Writing Program (LRW) is a series of sequenced, interrelated exercises introducing students to the way lawyers conduct legal research, analyze and frame legal positions, and present their work in writing and in oral argument.

The course includes weekly meetings led by Climenko Fellows, library staff, and upper class teaching assistants. Students actively learn research and writing skills by preparing multiple drafts of memoranda and other documents and by becoming familiar with accessing both print and electronic research materials.