Legal Analysis, Research & Writing

An introductory study of the various forms of legal writing and modes of legal research. Through an integrated approach to writing and research, the course begins by analyzing the components of judicial opinions and ends with the students independently researching and writing a sophisticated appellate brief. The principal goal of this course is the mastery of the basic tools of legal analysis, the principles of legal writing, and the techniques of legal research using both print and online resources.

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Course Number: 
160A
Course Credits: 
Course Types: 
Lecture
Course Fulfill Requirements: 
Course Areas of Practice: 
Course Learning Outcomes: 
(b) Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the legal context

 

Past Sections

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2012

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.