Legal Research and Writing

Catalog No.: 101

Course Description:

In this year-long course, full-time legal writing faculty introduce students to legal analysis, research, writing, and citation. During the first semester, students learn to brief cases, analyze and synthesize legal authorities, apply the authorities to a new set of facts, and write multiple, predictive office memoranda. In the second semester, students begin learning both text and online research skills, and develop their analytical and editing skills in the context of trial court briefs. During both semesters, legal writing faculty provide detailed written comments on students’ work.