Law Schedule of Classes

NOTE: Course offerings change. Classes offered this semester may not be offered in future semesters.

Apart from their assigned mod courses, 1L students may only enroll in courses offered as 1L electives. A complete list of these courses can be found on the 1L Elective Listings page. 1L students must use the 1L class number listed on the course description when enrolling.

206.4A sec. 005 - Legal Research and Writing for LL.M. Students (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Basil Williams  
View all teaching evaluations for this course - degree students only

Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid


M 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 25, 2021
To May 03, 2021

Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 110
On 2021-05-04

Course Start: January 25, 2021
Course End: May 04, 2021
Class Number: 32237

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 11
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

The in-person class will be held in the Law School’s Steinhart Courtyard.

Legal Research and Writing introduces international LL.M. students to U.S. legal reasoning and practice by examining court opinions, teaching legal research methods, and developing skills of legal writing and oral presentation in the United States. The course emphasizes understanding the U.S. legal system, common law legal reasoning, legal problem solving, and effective written and oral communication of legal analysis. The course includes several written assignments building up to a final writing project of 15 to 19 pages, which satisfies the Capstone Writing Requirement. Students will also make a short oral presentation.

This is a “hybrid” section, meaning that it will be taught remotely for the majority of the semester, and the last class will meet in-person (if public health regulations allow). Students who plan to travel to Berkeley with an F-1 visa must enroll in a hybrid section and must attend the in-person class meeting to fulfill their visa requirements. Remote-only students will be able to attend the last class meeting remotely on Zoom or view a video recording of the class.

Much of the learning in this course involves experiential exercises done in groups during class time. The collaborative aspect of this process greatly enhances student learning. As such, we strongly encourage students to attend class in real-time to the greatest extent possible. Please choose a section that works best for your schedule.

LLM students only.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: General Courses

If you are the instructor or their FSU, you may add a file like a syllabus or a first assignment to this page.

A reader will be used in this class.

Required Books are in blue

  • Interactive Grammar and Usage Assessment
    Mary B. Trevor
    Edition: 2018
    Publisher: West Academic
    ISBN: 9781642420647
    e-Book: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $25.00
    Price Source: user provided

Go to Course Search