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206.5 sec. 002 - Advanced Legal Writing for LL.M.s (Spring 2022)
Instructor: Tarah Gayle Powell-Chen (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
W 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 136
From March 02, 2022
To April 20, 2022
Course End: April 20, 2022
Class Number: 31956
Enroll Limit: 16
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM
This course develops sophisticated legal writing skills to prepare international 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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