Legal Analysis and Writing II builds upon and reinforces the goals of Legal Analysis and Writing I, adding persuasive writing and speaking. Being persuasive, showing why others should agree with you, is important for lawyers in any field, not just those who want to argue in court. Lawyers need to be persuasive in their written words and when speaking with others. In addition to practicing and achieving higher proficiency in the six goals for Legal Analysis and Writing 1, in successfully completing this course, you will have learned how to: 1) Organize coherent persuasive analysis using conventional legal structure and format; and 2) Prepare and present an oral argument. As with Legal Analysis and Writing 1, you will be required to engage in a recursive process of writing, reading, analyzing, organizing, writing and rewriting. All the traits that are important in Legal Analysis and Writing I are important here as well. In this course, you will write a persuasive memo to a trial court, completing a graded outline, first draft, and final brief. You will prepare and present an oral argument to outside judges. You will earn your grade based on your individual written work, your oral argument, and your professional engagement in class. Eligibility: Required JD course. Prerequisites: Legal Analysis and Writing 1. Course enrollment is limited to 20 students. Course format: writing. Grading: regular submissions, 80%; see syllabus, 20%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.