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LSK 945 (01) - Judicial Opinion Drafting

Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2017 - Law (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 17284
This course fulfills the upper level writing requirement. This two-credit seminar is designed to appeal to students planning either to extern with a judge or to enter the market for a judicial clerkship. Final opinion drafts will be due on a date to be determined during the semester. Course goals: (1) to discuss critically the theories of case resolution articulated and applied by several prominent jurists, (2) to encourage students to begin to develop their own theories of case resolution, (3) to identify and consider the varying audiences for trial and appellate court orders and opinions in both the state and federal court systems, and (4) to assist students in drafting and polishing a well written and principled opinion that they can use as a writing sample when applying for externships and clerkships. Course methodologies: (1) reading representative and provocative jurisprudential writings and opinions, (2) cooperative opinion drafting exercises, (3) conducting critical analysis of judicial opinions, and (4) drafting and polishing a judicial opinion. The course also features guest speakers. Means of evaluation: 75% of your final grade will be based on the judicial opinion you will draft; 25% will be based on class participation. Eligibility: Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Instructor permission required to enroll. Course enrollment is limited to 15 students. Course format: writing. Grading: class prep. and participation, 25%; research paper, 75%. This course may not be taken for a S/U grade.
Instructors: Jessica Durkis-Stokes
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2017 12/8/2017 M 10:15am - 12:15pm UNHL 201

LSK 948 (01) - Legal Residency

Credits: 6.0
Term: Fall 2017 - Law (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)
Class Size:   50  
CRN: 14226
Through the legal residency program, students earn academic credit while developing legal and professional skills under the close supervision of a practicing lawyer or other professionals. Students may, for instance, perform their legal residencies in government agencies, law firms, judicial chambers, nonprofit organizations, or corporations. The legal residency program is governed by Academic Rule IX. Students must meet with the Legal Residency Director or her designee in the semester prior to enrolling in a legal residency and all legal residencies must be approved by the Director or her designee. Eligibility: Open to second semester 2Ls and 3Ls. Prerequisites: Professional Responsibility, except for judicial residencies. Corequisites: Legal Residency Class. Instructor permission required to enroll. Course format: clinic. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course must be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Courtney Brooks
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2017 12/8/2017 Hours Arranged TBA

LSK 949 (01) - Legal Residency Class

Credits: 1.0
Term: Fall 2017 - Law (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)
Class Size:   75  
CRN: 14224
Students participating in a legal residency are required to concurrently enroll in this 1 credit legal residency class. The legal residency class is designed to provide students with opportunities to reflect upon and internalize the practical and professional skills developed through the field placement. Assignments include weekly journals, self-evaluations, discussion forums, workshops and a final paper. Eligibility: Open to second semester 2Ls and 3Ls. Prerequisites: Professional Responsibility (except for judicial residencies). Corequisites: 4, 6, or 11 credit Legal Residency. Instructor permission required to enroll. Course format: seminar. Grading: class prep. and participation, 33%; regular submissions/quizzes, 33%; other (see syllabus), 34%. Course has an ungraded component or practicum. This course must be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Courtney Brooks
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2017 12/8/2017 Hours Arranged TBA

LSK 953 (01) - Writing for Practice

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2017 - Law (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)
Class Size:   14  
CRN: 14242
This course is designed to help second and third year students develop the kinds of writing, organization, critical thinking, editing and collaborative work skills essential to law practice and passing the bar. Students will work on multiple short (less than 5 pages) weekly assignments, engaging them in writing, researching, editing, rewriting or working on related tasks. These assignments are designed to help students sharpen their ability to efficiently research and apply practice-based resources to write about specific legal issues, using the appropriate format for the intended audience. The course will focus primarily on civil matters, and will include some writing on criminal issues. The course's focus on essential skills, organization, analysis, doctrine, precision and conciseness, will transfer to writing in any legal setting. In Prof. Hurn's section, all the work will be typical of a transactional practice rather than criminal or civil litigation. Although the courses differ, there is enough overlap with his Contract Design and Drafting course (spring semester) that students who take one may not take the other. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Prerequisites: Legal Skills I and II Legal Research Civil Procedure. Course enrollment is limited to 15 students. Course format: writing. This course is recommended for taking the bar exam. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Risa Evans
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2017 12/8/2017 TF 10:00am - 11:30am UNHL 202