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Advanced Legal Writing

Limit: 16 students.

The Advanced Legal Writing course is designed for second, third, and fourth year students who have successfully completed Lawyering (LAW). The course is designed to apply broadly to many of the writing situations that students will encounter as legal professionals.

Students will complete several writing assignments throughout the semester and make a twenty minute oral presentation. These assignments may include writing a statute, an advice or demand letter, a complaint and a judicial opinion. These documents will be used as vehicles to develop such critical skills as clarity and accuracy in word choice, conciseness, awareness of audience, effective organization, critical reading, and persuasive reasoning.

There is no final exam. Assessment is through a series of writing assignments, the oral presentation and class participation. Active class participation is required.

Meets Writing Intensive Experience (WIE) Writing Requirement.