Legal Research and Writing I

Information Introduction

Section I, Fall 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 31/31
Credits: 1
Days Time Room Start Date End Date


1000-1100 WB105

Course Description

The basic skills course in the first-year curriculum, Legal Research and Writing covers fundamental legal research techniques, two styles of legal writing, and oral advocacy. In the fall semester, students complete various research and citation exercises and write three office memoranda of increasing length and complexity. In the spring semester, students write an appellate brief and present an appellate oral argument before a panel of alumni, faculty, and Legal Writing Fellows (upper-level teaching assistants).

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Office memoranda.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: First-year JD Status Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

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.: 123819863

Modified Type: Simulation

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Core Foundational

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Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 08, 11:59 PM

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