Advanced Legal Writing

3.00 crs.

This course will build on the analytical and writing skills developed by students in the Lawyering I and Lawyering II courses and will provide students with opportunities to sharpen their legal analysis through various types of documents, including a trial memorandum, a judicial opinion, a client opinion letter, and a short scholarly piece. Students will examine the types of legal arguments and will study the conventions and expectations unique to each of the documents they create. They will be expected to use this knowledge as they analyze hypothetical cases. Additionally, students will conduct legal research for their assignments, which will serve to reinforce their researching skills. Students completing the course earn three experiential learning credits and one skills credit.