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About Hank Wallace

Hank Wallace, a Columbia Law School graduate, was a government reporter for New Jersey’s Middletown Courier and Red Bank Daily Register, and the assistant director of law-school publishing for Matthew Bender. He wrote the FCC’s plain-language newsletter and newswriting tips for the Radio Television Digital News Association. For more information about Hank Wallace, visit his website at:


Teaching style: “‘Concise as news, precise as law’ is the goal, building on the many values of conventional business writing. We’ll emphasize reasons, not just rules. I call on volunteers solely and, minus the stereotypical Paper Chase bullying, I train with law school’s Socratic method and case method. The cases here are news excerpts from the Web, print and TV. I ask questions and encourage rigorous reasoning. Yield: Beyond our Writer’s Center workshop’s eight journalism skills, you’ll reason your way, around writer’s block if necessary, to an effective writing strategy whatever the situation.” Preview more about how you’ll learn:

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