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206.5S sec. 002 - LLM Legal Research and Writing (Remote + Summer) (Summer 2023)

Instructor: Courtney McCausland  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


MW 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Law 244
From June 07, 2023
To August 07, 2023

Summer Quarter: 2,3,4

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 10
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 18
As of: 08/24 11:52 PM

Legal Research and Writing for LL.M. Students aims to provide a solid foundation in U.S. legal analysis and communication while teaching students the skills they need to maneuver skillfully through Berkeley Law and U.S. legal culture. This two-credit course teaches case analysis, research strategies, and effective written and oral communication methods. Students focus on predictive legal analysis and writing. The curriculum integrates research instruction with writing assignments. Students also learn basic U.S. legal citation requirements and form. Instruction takes place in small sections led by instructors with extensive legal practice experience. Over the course of the semester, students will prepare a series of research and writing assignments. They will receive extensive feedback on their writing, attend one-on-one conferences with the instructor, and develop revision skills. 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.

By the end of this course, students will research and write a draft of their Capstone Project, which is a legal memorandum of 20 to 23 pages in length. In the fall Capstone Writing Workshop (online), students will revise and polish the Capstone Project.

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

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