207.5 sec. 009 - Advanced Legal Writing (Fall 2022)
Instructor: Audrey Ann Barron
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Th 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
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From August 25, 2022
To December 01, 2022
Course End: December 01, 2022
Class Number: 32656
Enroll Limit: 18
As of: 02/17 06:39 AM
This is a writing course focused on corporate investigations and white collar crime. The goal of the class is to expose students to the fundamentals of a DOJ investigation and to improve research and writing skills though drafting documents required at each step of the investigation. The course works with one fact pattern throughout the semester and uses a method that is interactive and collaborative. Students will produce several written assignments, including (but not limited to): a case chronology, research emails, and a report of investigation. The final writing assignment will involve an initial draft, instructor feedback, and final revisions. The course builds on the skills learned in the first year in Legal Research and Writing and Written and Oral Advocacy by exposing students different types of legal writing and expecting more independent work.
Audrey Barron represents individuals and corporations in both federal and state court criminal proceedings. She has represented individuals facing investigation by the DOJ, SEC, OCC, California AG, and other federal and state authorities. Audrey also has extensive civil litigation experience, including representing defendants in accounting fraud, RICO, and antitrust actions. In addition, Audrey’s practice includes conducting internal investigations for public and private entities. Audrey also represents individuals in restraining order proceedings.
Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.
This class may be counted as either an Option 1 class (two Option 1 classes satisfy the J.D. writing requirement) or units from this class may count toward the J.D. Experiential Requirement. This class may count for both requirements if and only if a student is electing Option 1 and the student's other Option 1 class being used to satisfy the J.D. writing requirement is not being counted towards any other requirement.
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Simulation Courses
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