Like lawyers and judges, law professors write a lot—law review articles, essays, books. But one common lament from the bench and bar is that this scholarship often isn’t useful in day-to-day legal work.1 Fortunately, many legal skills professors focus on publishing pieces that help practicing attorneys improve their writing. So, with the school year approaching, here are five scholarly articles by legal writing professors that you can actually use. I chose these pieces because they’re interesting, full of useful (if sometimes provocative) ideas and examples, and even—if such a thing can be said about legal scholarship—fun to read.

Joe Fore, Your Fall Reading List: Practical Legal Writing Scholarships, 71 Virginia Lawyer 54 (August, 2022).