Legal Research, Analysis and Writing I   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 School of Law Bulletin (Archived Copy)

LAWS 533 - Legal Research, Analysis and Writing I

Credits: 3

This course integrates instruction in fundamental legal research, analysis, and writing. Students learn the basic methods of researching state statutes and case law. Students learn how to analyze cases and statutes, how to identify and understand legal rules derived from these authorities, and how to apply those rules to make informed predictions about legal issues. Students also learn how to convey legal analysis clearly and concisely, and how to draft a legal prediction in the form of a memorandum of law. Students prepare two full memoranda of law and independently conduct the research necessary to complete one of them.

Prerequisites: None

Basis of Grade: Written Assignments

Form of Grade: Letter