5212 WRC:Advanced Legal Writing - MASELLI /BYNUM- 21216
Jani Maselli (ADJUNCT)
Franklin Bynum (ADJUNCT)
Course Areas: Practice Skills - (Research and Writing)
Time: 5:30p-7:30p TH Location: 3 BLB
Course Outline: Course Description: Writing for Criminal Defense is an upper level class intended to help students become more proficient, efficient, and effective at researching and analyzing criminal law issues, and composing and organizing written documents. It will build on concepts learned in first year 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 motions and other related documents, such as objections and memorandum; (3) communicating orally in motion hearings and client meetings.
There will be three graded writing assignments throughout the semester. The final brief will account for 50% of your grade. The other writing assignments will each account for 25% of your final grade. There will be ungraded writing assignments, as well.
Course Syllabus: Syllabus updated 8/27/14
Course Notes: Quota = 18
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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes