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Legal Research and Writing

Legal Research and Writing is a two-unit course taught as a simulation. Students work on a legal problem starting with an initial interview, and they conduct fact investigation and legal research related to that problem. Students receive rigorous training in reading and analyzing legal authority, and in using persuasive strategies--legal analysis, narrative, rhetoric, legal theory, and public policy--to frame and develop legal arguments. Students write predictive memos and persuasive briefs, and are introduced to the professional norms of ethics, timeliness, and courtesy. This course is part of the required first-year JD curriculum.

2015-2016 Autumn
08/31/2015 - 11/20/2015 Mon 4:15 PM - 5:20 PM at Law285
08/31/2015 - 11/20/2015 Thu 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM at Law285
Instructors: Jeanne Merino
Notes: First Year Required Course.
08/31/2015 - 11/20/2015 Wed 4:15 PM - 5:20 PM at Law185
08/31/2015 - 11/20/2015 Fri 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM at Law185
Instructors: Thea Johnson
Notes: First Year Required Course.
08/31/2015 - 11/20/2015 Wed 4:15 PM - 5:20 PM at Law85
08/31/2015 - 11/20/2015 Fri 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM at Law85
Instructors: Mugambi Jouet
Notes: First Year Required Course.
08/31/2015 - 11/20/2015 Wed 4:15 PM - 5:20 PM at Law285
08/31/2015 - 11/20/2015 Fri 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM at Law285
Instructors: Abbye Atkinson
Notes: First Year Required Course.
08/31/2015 - 11/20/2015 Mon 4:15 PM - 5:20 PM at Law85
08/31/2015 - 11/20/2015 Thu 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM at Law85
Instructors: Sarah Duranske
Notes: First Year Required Course.
08/31/2015 - 11/20/2015 Mon 4:15 PM - 5:20 PM at Law185
08/31/2015 - 11/20/2015 Thu 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM at Law185
Instructors: Justin Weinstein-Tull
Notes: First Year Required Course.

Instructors for this course (Past and Present)

Andrew Gilden
Thea Johnson
Jeanne Merino
Briana Lynn Rosenbaum
Justin Weinstein-Tull
Abbye Atkinson
Sarah Duranske
Mugambi Jouet