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Legal Analysis and Writing (Spring Term)Class Term:
Spring Term 2021-2022Catalog Number:
4 (4 Contact, 0 Field)Priority:
General Enrollment CourseFull Year Course:
First-Year Courses - Enrollment is limited to first-year students
Students in this first year course will begin to develop the art of analytical legal writing. In classes, students engage in discussions and practical exercises as they learn to analyze cases, statutes and other authorities. The course emphasizes student development in the following skills: organizing the analysis of legal issues logically and coherently; expressing written legal analysis clearly, concisely, and effectively; developing and defending legal arguments, both in writing and orally; performing basic legal research; drafting selected legal documents; and using proper citation form. Exercises and other assignments promote the students’ awareness and appreciation of relevant ethical standards.