Legal Research and Writing I
Section I, Fall 22
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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).
Final Type (if any): None
Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Office memoranda.
Other Course Details
Prerequisites: First-Year JD Status Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No
*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.
**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Core Foundational
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 30, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 09, 11:59 PM