Legal Research & Writing I - LAW 610

2 Hours

Students in this course learn to convey a legal analysis of a problem in a written form that adheres to the conventions of the legal profession. They learn how to write legal analysis while preparing two drafts of a legal memorandum for which no research is required. Simultaneously students learn how to research legal problems by completing research exercises and working in small groups with the librarians. Students then apply what they have learned by interviewing a client, performing research on the client's legal problem, and drafting a legal memorandum concerning the matter. Students receive extensive feedback on outlines and drafts of both memos and have required conferences with their professors. Students also take a final exam where they must replicate the process they have learned and prepare an objective written analysis on their own. Throughout this course, students receive instruction on developing their professional identity. 

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