Law7840 - Legal Writing, Advanced

LAW7840 - Legal Writing, Advanced

Course Number: 

7840

Type: 

Lecture

Credits: 

2

Prerequisite(s):

none

Has practical and theoretical goals: (1) to have students practice and improve their legal writing and editing skills; and (2) describe the structure, language and use of authority in legal writing, emphasizing how legal grammar changes depending on the writer's goal and the needs of the audience. Each student is expected to complete a series of writing exercises designed to simulate the types of writing typically required of attorneys. The submissions for these exercises are either evaluated by the instructor(s) or used as a vehicle for the students to engage in self-evaluation of their own work.