LAW 5076: Legal Analysis and Writing (Spring Term)

Course Catalog Number: 
5076
Course Credits: 
4
Course Priority: 
General Enrollment Course
Course Category: 
First-Year Courses
Full Year Course: 
Yes
Course Type: 
Lecture

Students in this first year course will begin to develop the art of analytical legal writing. In classes, students engage in discussions and practical exercises as they learn to analyze cases, statutes and other authorities. The course emphasizes student development in the following skills: organizing the analysis of legal issues logically and coherently; expressing written legal analysis clearly, concisely, and effectively; developing and defending legal arguments, both in writing and orally; performing basic legal research; drafting selected legal documents; and using proper citation form. Exercises and other assignments promote the students’ awareness and appreciation of relevant ethical standards.

Prerequisites: 

Course Offerings

Class Number:
14038
Term:
Spring 2014-15
Professor(s):
Class Number:
14034
Term:
Spring 2014-15
Professor(s):