Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW8805
    Sched. No.: 115210167

Graduate Legal Research and Writing II
Section 1
Luu, Xinh T.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):R, 1300-1400 (WB104)
Capacity:44 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**
Current Enrollment:28 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**

Course Description:

The required skills course for LL.M. candidates unfamiliar with the U.S. common law system, Graduate Legal Research & Writing offers guidance for class preparation, research, and writing - intellectual skills necessary for regular class work, meeting the upper-level writing requirement, and future professional endeavors.

The course covers fundamentals of U.S. legal researc
h materials and methods, and focuses on various forms of descriptive legal writing. This yearlong offering is graded and carries two academic credits, one credit per semester. The fall semester explores sources of U.S. law through research exercises and short writing assignments, including Bluebook citation. The spring semester addresses descriptive (predictive) legal reasoning and writing, with a brief introduction to prescriptive (academic) legal writing.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: A 3000-4500 word legal brief
and a 3000-4500 word research memorandum on a relevant topic in comparative law