300 U.S. Legal Analysis, Research and Writing for International Students

In this foundational course, students learn legal reasoning, research skills and predictive legal writing. The course trains students to research, analyze, and present issues in the US common law style, preparing them for law school exams and any future work they might do with US attorneys. It challenges them to write in the direct, succinct style preferred by US lawyers and business people. Students complete two office memoranda that focus on questions of both state and federal law. Students improve their written English through numerous opportunities to review and revise their work. Taught in small sections by faculty who have practiced law and have extensive experience with international lawyers, the course prepares international LLM students for a transnational career.

Course Areas of Practice
Course Type
Lecture
Learning Outcomes
Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the legal context
2019
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

300.01 2
  • Reflective Writing
  • Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
Rima Idzelis M/W 9:20-10:20 AM 3000

In this foundational course, students learn legal reasoning, research skills and predictive legal writing. The course trains students to research, analyze, and present issues in the US common law style, preparing them for law school exams and any future work they might do with US attorneys. It challenges them to write in the direct, succinct style preferred by US lawyers and business people. Students complete two office memoranda that focus on questions of both state and federal law. Students improve their written English through numerous opportunities to review and revise their work. Taught in small sections by faculty who have practiced law and have extensive experience with international lawyers, the course prepares international LLM students for a transnational career.

Degree Requirements
None
Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
LLM (international) students only

300.02 2
  • Reflective Writing
  • Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
Michelle Liguori Tu/Th 4:00-5:00PM 4047

In this foundational course, students learn legal reasoning, research skills and predictive legal writing. The course trains students to research, analyze, and present issues in the US common law style, preparing them for law school exams and any future work they might do with US attorneys. It challenges them to write in the direct, succinct style preferred by US lawyers and business people. Students complete two office memoranda that focus on questions of both state and federal law. Students improve their written English through numerous opportunities to review and revise their work. Taught in small sections by faculty who have practiced law and have extensive experience with international lawyers, the course prepares international LLM students for a transnational career.

Degree Requirements
None
Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
LLM (international) students only

300.03 2
  • Reflective Writing
  • Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
Phyllis Lile-King Tu/Th 11:00-12:00 PM 3000

In this foundational course, students learn legal reasoning, research skills and predictive legal writing. The course trains students to research, analyze, and present issues in the US common law style, preparing them for law school exams and any future work they might do with US attorneys. It challenges them to write in the direct, succinct style preferred by US lawyers and business people. Students complete two office memoranda that focus on questions of both state and federal law. Students improve their written English through numerous opportunities to review and revise their work. Taught in small sections by faculty who have practiced law and have extensive experience with international lawyers, the course prepares international LLM students for a transnational career.

Degree Requirements
None
Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
LLM (international) students only

300.04 2
  • Reflective Writing
  • Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
James Stuart M/W 7:50-8:50 AM 4055

In this foundational course, students learn legal reasoning, research skills and predictive legal writing. The course trains students to research, analyze, and present issues in the US common law style, preparing them for law school exams and any future work they might do with US attorneys. It challenges them to write in the direct, succinct style preferred by US lawyers and business people. Students complete two office memoranda that focus on questions of both state and federal law. Students improve their written English through numerous opportunities to review and revise their work. Taught in small sections by faculty who have practiced law and have extensive experience with international lawyers, the course prepares international LLM students for a transnational career.

Degree Requirements
None
Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
LLM (international) students only

*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.