Michael A. BlasieJune 2021 — Professor Michael Blasie presented to the Istanbul Bar Association. His presentation, titled The U.S. Common Law System, explored the structure of the U.S. legal system, the U.S. common law system, and plain language writing.

The Istanbul Bar Association is legal organization in Istanbul, Turkey. Building on his decade of litigation experience and prior publications on persuasive writing, Professor Blasie presented The U.S. Common Law System, where he discussed how Turkish lawyers can use their understanding of the U.S. legal system and plain language writing skills to enhance their practice of law.

Professor Michael Blasie brings his decade of litigation experience in trial and appellate courts to researching and teaching legal writing. His scholarship focuses on persuasive writing and the phrasing of legal standards. He has authored a seventeen-part legal writing series for practitioners, co-authored the treatise on Colorado Appellate Law and Practice, and published his scholarship in the New York University Annual Survey of American Law and the DePaul Law Review.