Legal Writing for the Courts
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin
   

LAWS 682 - Legal Writing for the Courts


Credits: 3

This course will concentrate on format, organization, analysis and written expression of thought in a variety of documents which the students will prepare in the context of writing for a hypothetical appellate judge and court. The documents will include materials to support an application for a judicial clerkship, a bench brief, a pre-conference memorandum, an opinion for the court, a dissenting opinion, and editing exercises. The instructor will provide advice and individual comments tailored to each student's writing style.

Note: Students may elect to satisfy either the skills graduation requirement or writing graduation requirement, but not both.

For first year students entering Fall 2016, students taking this course may elect to satisfy either the graduation writing requirement or the experiential course graduation requirement, but not both.

Basis of Grade: A series of writing assignments

Form of Grade: Letter




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