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LAW 5889: Legal Analysis & Writing II - 2201

Legal Analysis & Writing II
Class Term:
Fall Term 2019-2020
Catalog Number:
Class Number:
Class Schedule:
5:30 pm
8:20 pm
LAW 107


3 (3 Contact, 0 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
"W" Writing
Departmental Consent
Full Year Course:
Special Permission Enrollment Courses - Enrollment in this course requires special permission. See the enrollment information for the section or contact the Registrar for more information.

Grading Details

Written work product -- 80%; Class participation -- 20%.


This course is designed for those students who need additional practical experience in developing the skills they began to acquire in the first-year Legal Analysis and Writing course. Students will engage in a series of challenging writing projects, focusing primarily on issues arising in the area of commercial law. Assignments will include the drafting of commercial documents, with supporting memoranda to explain and discuss the students’ work product. Some student work product will be based on negotiation or mediation exercises held within the class. Some assignments will be drawn from materials used on the bar examination. Students will complete approximately one assignment per week, and will receive extensive feedback from the instructor regarding each assignment.

Legal Analysis & Writing II