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In this article the author explains institutional programs she has developed in response to a common problem, students’ frustrations with the limits of a law school’s legal writing program. The author proposes establishing a Writers’ Board, where members of the law school community who care most about legal research and writing training can work together to create opportunities for students to learn more. The Writers’ Board’s primary project is a Writing Clinic that offers diverse ways to improve legal research and writing on campus. Despite problems that are likely to arise when creating a Writers’ Board and Clinic, the author concludes that these projects will not only improve legal research and writing training, but also raise students’ confidence in the writing program and in themselves, and draw positive attention to a law school’s legal writing program.

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3 Legal Writing 277 (1997).