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206.5 sec. 001 - Advanced Legal Writing for LL.M.s (Spring 2023)

Instructor: Mireille Butler  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


F 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 107
From March 03, 2023
To April 21, 2023

Course Start: March 03, 2023
Course End: April 21, 2023
Class Number: 32322

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 13
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 17
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM

This course develops sophisticated legal writing skills to prepare international LL.M. students to 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 improve legal analysis and writing skills, work on legal writing style, and prepare for the bar exam.

The types of problems in this course include such things as: an advice letter to a client, a research memorandum as an associate to a supervising partner, and a persuasive brief written for a judge. Students will work individually on most assignments, and will collaborate on some of them as well.

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.

Exam Notes: (F) In-class final exam
Exam Length: 1.5 hours
Course Category: General Courses

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