What happens when you write a good letter, memo, motion, or brief within a reasonable time according to your skill level—one that suits both your purposes and your reader’s? You rely on stored knowledge that you’ve made automatic. Without trying, you’ve blended the powers of your subconscious and conscious minds. The subconscious part is the sum total of what you’ve learned about technique, together with all the experience you’ve ever had in writing. If all that adds up to substantial know-how, you’re going to write well. It’s entirely predictable that you will.
As for the conscious mind, that part focuses mostly on the substantive points you need to make: the applicability of a statute, the caselaw on point, the policy rationales that bear on your conclusion, and (this is really important) the facts that invoke these legal considerations. These things involve explicit and detailed knowledge acquired through study and analysis. That’s what law school teaches you.
What LawProse teaches you is how to train yourself in technique and acquire meaningful writing experience. We teach you specific methods that you’ll integrate into your subconscious approach to writing. Once you’ve done that—and it can happen surprisingly soon—you’ll find yourself habitually writing good letters, memos, motions, and briefs. It’s entirely predictable that you will.