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Fall 2020
7324 WRC:Advanced Legal Writing - MASELLI - 26469

Professor(s): Jani Maselli (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Practice Skills - (Research and Writing) 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  TTH  Location:  

Course Outline: ALW is an upper level class intended to help students become more proficient, efficient, and effective at researching, analyzing legal issues, and composing and organizing written documents. It will build on concepts learned in first year Lawyering Skills and Strategies classes and will help students to refine and further develop problem solving, factual investigation and drafting skills. Assignments will include (1) writing a brief involving a complex legal issue; (2) drafting an opinion letters, attorney-client agreements and other reflective documents, and court documents, such as pleadings and motions; (3) communicating orally in motion hearings and client meetings.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: DistanceEd  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

Quota = 12

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (8/12/2020 11:32:50 AM)

Book(s) Required

The Winning Brief

Bryan Garner

Oxford Univ Press

3rd edition, 2014

ISBN: 9780199378357