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Annotate for Word – Legal Writing Edition

 

Thousands of legal writing professors, paralegals, and students use Microsoft Word to create and edit documents. Word includes sophisticated editing tools like Track Changes and Comments.

But Word’s basic tools fall short in some areas, and can be greatly enhanced to help teachers work more efficiently—creating better feedback while cutting way down on the time it takes to grade assignments.


Professors of legal writing at dozens of law schools are now taking advantage of the powerful enhancements Annotate for Word Legal Writing Edition offers to help them grade memos and briefs. The University of Miami School of LawSuffolk University Law School, and West Virginia University College of Law have even made bulk purchases of Annotate LWE in response to requests from their faculty.

Annotate for Word Legal Writing Edition is an easy-to-use add-in for Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013 and Mac Office 2011. You can get a quick sense of how simple Annotate is from the three images below…

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…choose an appropriate comment from over 300 pre-written options or add up to 600 of your own…




…and Boom! A beautifully formatted comment appears.

Annotate improves on Word’s basic commenting features as well as adding custom buttons for frequently used comments. There are over 600 buttons in Annotate for Word Legal Writing Edition, with 350 pre-written comments (authored by Professor Mitchell Nathanson of Villanova Law School). All of these plain-text buttons and their underlying comments can be edited by the user. No more macros to update, no more comment-filled clipboards to keep open. Your own tailored comments—added to a memo or a brief with just one mouse-click.

Annotate for Word PRO – Legal Writing Edition:

  • Designed for Law and Paralegal Studies Faculty
  • 350+ prewritten, plain-text comments
  • Content authored by Professor Mitchell Nathanson of Villanova Law School to target first-year legal writing feedback on memos and briefs
  • Insert text as comment bubbles or inline text
  • Edit labels, content, and add 300+ comments of your own!

Annotate for Word PRO Legal Writing Edition has earned rave reviews from law school faculty delighted with the speed at which they can create personalized feedback for their students:

Lisa T. McElroy
Lisa T. McElroy Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law

What I like best about Annotate is that it allows me to customize the program to reflect my own voice and style.  I also love the fact that it allows me to draft quite lengthy comments, all the better to explain complex or multi-step concepts to my students.

Madisun Browne, Professor of Law
Madisun Browne, Professor of Law Thompson Rivers University

I’ve just downloaded and installed the Annotation software and it feels like I’m driving a Cadillac with a GPS. My first impression is that it’s fabulous. I look forward to making some after-factory improvements to customize it, but it’s pretty cool as it is.

Thank you for all the work you put in. I make my students write a lot, and your tool will help me be a lot more efficient and patient with my commenting.

If you’re a Legal Writing professor or teach legal studies, this product could revolutionize your working life—helping you to greatly reduce your grading time without sacrificing the quality of feedback you provide to your students. In fact, you may just find that your students love you for the clarity and specificity of your feedback.

Individual

Intended for individual users, this perpetual license is perfect if you need to buy your own software.

  • Library of 350+ comments specific to Legal Writing authored by a leading LW Professor
  • Unlimited faculty users
  • Word 2007, 2010, 2013 and Mac Office 2011 Installers
  • Hosted installer files so you can reinstall at any time (latest versions)
  • Automatic updates as new versions of Microsoft Word appear
  • Unlimited student users
  • Q for Research, customized for your institution’s library resources, so your students can quickly leverage quality resources wherever they are writing.
$95
Purchase

Institution

Shift to an annual license to best support your faculty and inspire paperless grading.

  • Library of 350+ comments specific to Legal Writing authored by a leading LW Professor
  • Unlimited faculty users
  • Word 2007, 2010, 2013 and Mac Office 2011 Installers
  • Hosted installer files so you can reinstall at any time (latest versions)
  • Automatic updates as new versions of Microsoft Word appear
  • Unlimited student users
  • Q for Research, customized for your institution’s library resources, so your students can quickly leverage quality resources wherever they are writing.
$395/yr
Purchase

Institution+

Bring Annotate AND Q for Research to your faculty AND students.

  • Library of 350+ comments specific to Legal Writing authored by a leading LW Professor
  • Multiple users
  • Word 2007, 2010, 2013 and Mac Office 2011 Installers
  • Hosted installer files so you can reinstall at any time (latest versions)
  • Automatic updates as new versions of Microsoft Word appear
  • Unlimited student users
  • Q for Research, customized for your institution’s library resources, so your students can quickly leverage quality resources wherever they are writing.
$995/yr
Purchase