Our Brief Writing masterclass held in Abuja on the 22-23 March 2023 was a highly beneficial training for all participants. The training focused on improving the quality of written briefs, with an emphasis on clarity, conciseness, and persuasive communication. Participants were also taught how to avoid common mistakes such as […]
Gerry Spence advises advocates to review their briefs several times. Then, says Spence, “write a descriptive phrase or metaphor that symbolizes the soul of the case—a refrain, perhaps—and … call it the theme.” Gerry Spence, How to Argue and Win Every Time: At Home, At Work, In Court, Everywhere, Everyday […]
Whether in academic legal writing, brief-writing, or judicial writing, let’s stop cluttering the body of our work “with jumbles of letters and numbers.” Mark P. Painter, ‘30 Suggestions to Improve Readability,’ 14 (srln.org [accessed 19 Feb. 2023]). Algebra like  16 NWLR (Part 1272), 62, 75 shouldn’t appear in the […]
Brief-Writing Masterclass blends law, linguistics, logic, psychology, rhetoric, and semantics to produce an unparalleled curriculum of persuasive advocacy. Brief-Writing Masterclass is an immersive, interactive, and intensive 3-day workshop with expert guidance. The workshop features a 1,490-slide PowerPoint presentation, a 549-page course book, challenging exercises, and other training materials. Each participant […]
Law Reports are collections of judicial views from court cases. They are the official publications of historic appellate court decisions and well-written High Court rulings (or, other superior courts of record). A law report is a record of a precedent-setting judicial decision. Not all court decisions set a precedent, regardless […]
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