5212 Advanced Legal Writing - MASELLI- 12644
Jani Maselli (ADJUNCT)
Course Areas: Practice Skills - (Research and Writing)
Time: 8:30a-10:30a M Location: 3 BLB
Course Outline: ALW is an upper level class intended to help students become more proficient, efficient, and effective at researching, analyzing legal issues, and composing and organizing written documents. It will build on concepts learned in both LARC I and LARC II 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 an opinion letters, attorney-client agreements and other reflective documents, and court documents, such as pleadings and motions; (3) communicating orally in motion hearings and client meetings.
Course Syllabus: Syllabus (pdf)
Course Notes: There will be three graded writing assignments throughout the semester. A final brief will account for 50% of your grade. The other writing assignments will each account for 25% of your final grade.
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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No