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D-205 – Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I


3 Credits

LRWA I trains students in the structure of the U.S. legal system, hierarchy of legal authority, legal analysis, legal research, and legal citation. Students also receive training in critical reading, critical thinking, classical logic, the structure of legal writing, and objective legal writing. LRWA I culminates in the drafting of an office memorandum. LRWA II continues to build on the skills learned in LRWA I with assignments requiring more sophisticated legal analysis. Focus is on persuasive legal writing and training in computer assisted legal research. LRWA II culminates in the drafting of an appellate brief and an oral argument.

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