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206.4A sec. 001 - Legal Research and Writing for LL.M. Students (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Kathleen Grinold  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meeting:

    Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 141
    From August 17, 2021
    To November 19, 2021

Course Start: August 17, 2021
Course End: November 19, 2021
Class Number: 31400

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 18
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 18
As of: 10/16 05:59 PM


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 20 pages, which satisfies the Capstone Writing Requirement. Students will also make a short oral presentation. Much of the learning in this course involves experiential exercises done in groups during class time.

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

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Books:
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  • Plain English for Lawyers
    Wydick
    Edition: 6th 2019
    Publisher: CAP
    ISBN: 9781531006990
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://cap-press.com/books/isbn/9781531006990/Plain-English-for-Lawyers-Sixth-Edition
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $28.25
    Price Source: user provided
  • Interactive Grammar and Usage Assessment
    Mary B. Trevor
    Edition: 2018
    Publisher: West Academic
    ISBN: 9781642420647
    e-Book: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.westacademic.com/Interactive-Grammar-and-Usage-Assessment-9781642420647
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 25.00
    Price Source: user provided

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