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Successful lawyers, regardless of practice area, need to be able to write and speak clearly and concisely. In an effort to help students develop these skills, each student taking this course will be required to prepare at least one very short (150 words or less) written summary of a reading assignment and orally present the summary in class. These in-class presentations will constitute a portion of each student's grade in the course.
Grades will be derived as follows: 80% final take-home exam; 15% in-class presentation; and 5% class participation throughout the semester.