Spring 2014
5397 Written Advocacy - HOFFMANL- 23720

Professor(s): Lonny Hoffman (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 

Time: 6:00p-7:30p  MWLocation: BLB- 113 

Course Outline: In this three-hour credit course, which does not satisfy the UHLC writing requirement, you will receive extensive feedback from the instructor on your writing. The course is intended for students who wish to improve their persuasive writing skills, especially for civil litigation practice.
In our initial meetings we will discuss basic strategies for approaching a problem that calls for a written answer and analysis. Over the course of the semester, we will work on different writing assignments. You will do multiple drafts of each assignment. The ultimate goal of the class is for you to gain a better understanding of your own writing talent and tendencies and develop better writing skills and habits.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota= 8 - No book required. On January 2, 2014, the course materials will be available from the copy center in the basement of the law school.


First Day Assignments: students should read: Mattewson, Oettle, Evans and Cooney. Also skim through Seventh Circuit’s decision in ATA v. FedEx so you are generally familiar with the opinion. No need to read it thoroughly, however. We will return to it soon enough.

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

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

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