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Spring 2014
5397 Practice-based Legal Writing - TABOR- 24689

Professor(s): Tobi Tabor (DEPARTED)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Practice Skills - (Research and Writing) 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TTH  Location: TUII-117 

Course Outline: Students will have varied opportunities to write and receive feedback on their writing in transactional and litigation contexts. Writing assignments may include short articles, letters (e.g., demand, opposing counsel, client, court), pleadings, motions, policies/procedures (e.g., promotion, protection of individual rights, discipline), and contracts or contract excerpts. Each student will complete three to five practical writing assignments, with total production of at least twenty-one pages, based on an average of 250-300 words per double-spaced page. Some assignments may require research. Each assignment will require the student to submit a first draft, which will be returned with written feedback, a second draft, for which feedback may be written or oral, and a final version that is rewritten to incorporate the second-draft feedback. In addition to any conference scheduled for second-draft feedback, each student will be offered opportunities to meet in conference with the professor for individualized assessment of the student’s writing. No text is required.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota=12


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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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