300.03 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.

Fall 2022

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Reflective Writing
Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
James Stuart
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW-300-03-F22
Email list: LAW-300-03-F22@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Areas of Practice
Course Areas of Practice