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Spring 2023

7328 WRC: Writing for Criminal Defense - MASELLI- 13966

Professor(s): Jani Maselli (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Practice Skills - (Research and Writing) 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  MW  Location: 221 

Course Outline: This 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 in criminal cases.
It will build on concepts learned in your first year writing class and will help students to refine and further develop problem solving, factual investigation and drafting skills.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.



First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Required Textbook

The Winning Brief by Bryan Garner
Hardcover: 800 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 3 edition (May 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0199378355
ISBN-13: 978-0199378357