Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAWS 692 Adv Legal Research Writing



Course Description

This advanced legal research and writing tutorial will further develop and refine the research, analysis, citation, and writing skills introduced in the first-year course. With close supervision and guidance, students will be expected to develop their own research strategies using a wide range of research materials including traditional and on-line sources. Students will be responsible for maintaining a research log and bibliography for each project. The writing component of the course will consist of either a trial motion memo or a non-litigation-drafting project and an appellate brief. The students will also present an oral argument based on the appellate brief. The tutorial will include peer assessment, self-editing, small group and individual conferences, and class presentations. The class will meet once a week for three hours. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.