Categories: Legal Writing
Legal Research & Writing II (Law 723)
The Legal Research & Writing II course focuses on persuasive legal writing and oral presentation skills. Students learn the ethics and strategies of effective written and oral advocacy on behalf of a client and prepare a number of typical documents they may encounter in law practice, e.g., client and opinion letters, pleadings, motions, or appellate briefs. Students are also introduced to basic drafting skills. Students explore advanced legal research sources and refine their research skills by completing projects in a variety of different subject areas and procedural contexts. The emphasis is on learning by doing, and students receive ongoing feedback from their legal research and writing professor to help them improve.