Advanced Legal Writing: Civic Engagement and Persuasion

Information Introduction

Section 1, Spring 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 11/12
Credits: 1
Days Time Room Start Date End Date


1300-1400 SL284

Course Description

This course focuses on legal writing technique, going beyond the first year LRW program to develop writing skills that can be used to produce seminar papers, law review notes, policy papers, and other forms of advanced legal writing. Topics include: developing a compelling thesis; striking the right tone; structuring the argument; providing supporting evidence; and engaging the audience from beginning to end. The class will also cover developing successful research strategies, managing time, and effective outlining and drafting.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Students will research a topic and write portions of an academic paper: an outline, an introduction, and other key paragraphs, such as an introduction to counterarguments. The assignments will be based in academic writing but will develop essential skills for writing a compelling and readable argument in any form: a note, a brief, an op-ed, a policy paper.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: (Legal Research and Writing I (6004)) AND (Legal Research and Writing II (YR) (6005)) Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124218701

Modified Type: Simulation

Cross Listed: No

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Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 28, 11:59 PM

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