206.5 sec. 002 - Advanced Legal Writing for LL.M.s (Spring 2020)
Instructor: Mireille Butler (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.
- W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 244
From January 15, 2020
To April 24, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number: 32483
Enroll Limit: 17
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM
This course develops sophisticated legal writing skills to prepare international LL.M. students to work alongside U.S. attorneys and serve U.S. clients. The tasks in the course are designed to replicate and train students in handling the real-life project assignments typically encountered in a U.S. practice. Problems are drawn from California and New York bar examination performance tests. Students will gain exposure to a variety of legal writing projects, learn to use the U.S style of legal rhetoric in their writing, improve legal analysis and writing skills, and prepare for the bar exam.
This course is divided into a series of tasks of varying type, complexity, and length. The types of problems vary, and may include such things as: an advice letter to a client, a research memo as an associate to a supervising partner, a factual affidavit for trial, closing arguments for trial, or a persuasive brief written for a judge. Students will work individually on most assignments, and will collaborate on some of them as well.
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A reader will be used in this class.
Instructor has indicated that no books will be assigned.