LSK 919 (04) - Legal Analysis and Writing 1

Legal Analysis & Writing 1

Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2017 - Law (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 14217
Legal Analysis and Writing 1 introduces you to the fundamental analytical and writing skills used by practicing lawyers - these are skills important to any practice area from civil rights to tax. In successfully completing this course, you will have learned how to: 1) Read, comprehend, analyze, and synthesize legal issues and authorities; 2) Apply facts to legal issues and authorities; 3) Organize coherent predictive analysis using conventional legal structure and format; 4) Understand and accurately use legal citation; 5) Write clearly and concisely; and 6) Participate as a professional in all stages of the writing process. Achieving these goals is not a linear process. To achieve them, you will read, reread, and repeatedly consult texts, manuals, and handouts. You will prepare written and oral exercises. You will practice reasoning, researching, analyzing, organizing, citing, revising, and editing. You will build these skills by practicing them at higher levels throughout the course, receiving and reviewing feedback, and analyzing ways you can improve. In this course, you will learn how to write and format an analytical discussion, a client advice letter, and objective interoffice memos. In doing so, you will help and learn from your classmates. This course requires you to be organized, versatile, detail-oriented, responsive, communicative, hardworking, proactive, patient, humble, and open-minded - all traits that go into being a good lawyer. Eligibility: Required JD course. Course enrollment is limited to 20 students. Course format: writing. Grading: regular submissions/quizzes, 80%; other), 20%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Risa Evans

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2017 12/8/2017 F 1:00pm - 2:00pm UNHL 274
8/28/2017 12/8/2017 T 1:30pm - 2:30pm UNHL 274