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Writing for Lawyers: A Whirlwind Tour of Legal Writing Fundamentals

Speaker(s): Dianne Rosky
Recorded on: Jun. 28, 2012
PLI Program #: 41233

Dianne Rosky is a writing consultant to major law firms, government agencies, and public interest organizations. Until 2003, Ms. Rosky was a full-time faculty member in the Lawyering Program at New York University School of Law, teaching legal writing as well as negotiation, mediation, and other lawyering skills.
Before joining the NYU faculty, Ms. Rosky practiced commercial litigation at Sullivan & Cromwell and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. At Sullivan & Cromwell, she was selected as the firm’s Pro Bono Fellow to litigate prisoners’ federal civil rights claims. Ms. Rosky was a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Sweet of the Southern District of New York. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review.
A lifelong devotee of words and language, Dianne worked before law school as an Editorial Assistant at Merriam-Webster, where she selected and defined new dictionary entries.