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206.3S sec. 1 - LLM Legal Research and Writing IIA (Summer 2014)
"Academic Writing"

Instructor: Daniel A. Farber  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: TuTh 2:00-5:00
Meeting Location: 136

Course Start: May 13, 2014
Course End: July 15, 2014


This course is aimed at two groups of LLM students: (1) students with an interest in academic careers or in obtaining JSDs or Ph.Ds; and (2) students with an interest in producing legal scholarship alongside their work as practitioners or judges. The course emphasizes the in-depth legal analysis required for academic research. The course will include exploration of differences between U.S. legal scholarship and traditional scholarship in civil law and commonwealth countries. Students will also learn about different schools of U.S. legal scholarship and engage in-depth analysis and discussion of scholarly works. Students will prepare written work typical of legal scholarship, involving sophisticated analysis of legal and related materials, and they will receive written and oral feedback from the Instructor. Written work will include a substantial project that would provide the foundation for a full-scale law review article.

Students may satisfy the writing requirement for the Business Law Certificate by writing on a business law topic that is approved by the instructor. LRW I is a prerequisite. A writing subscore of at least 25 on the TOEFL or 7.0 on IELTS is strongly recommended.

Admission to the course requires instructor approval; to apply, submit a brief statement (100-200 words) indicating your reasons for wanting to take the course and how it will benefit you. Statements should be emailed to dfarber@law.berkeley.edu no later than May 5, 2014.

Prerequisites:
LRW I

Exam Notes: P+
Course Category: General Courses

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