Writing legal essays is different from general essay writing. Legal essays tend to be more structured and focused than other essays. A writer must have ample legal knowledge to be able to write an effective legal essay. If the writer does not possess basic information of the law, there is a need to do some research on the legal issues related to the topic before attempting a legal essay.
Let us first define “Legal essay” as an essay written as law coursework. One may also write such essays as course work elsewhere where law is a subject, like accounts or business studies. We are not talking about other types of law essays like LSAT essays and law school admission essays.