Recent postings about legal education have recalled something I used to teach students in legal writing seminars, but gave up because I couldn’t really find any good class readings on the subject – the use of email as a form of legal writing. It seems pretty obvious, as email is undoubtedly the most prevalent form of legal writing, but it seems to be missed out in most law school curricula of which I am aware.
I have touched briefly on this by referring to the Law Society of British Columbia’s “Sample internet and Email Use Policy”
I’ve done some searches in the journal literature and on Google but still come up dry. Am I wrong in my assumption that email should be taught as a form of legal writing and am I correct there is nothing really out there that is adequate for student/articled student/lawyer use?
I can usually find what I am looking for, but I seem to keep coming up dry on this, which makes me think there is nothing and I’m simply riding my own hobby horse.