Legal Research and Writing for Foreign Lawyers

Class Unique: 28730

This course will introduce students to the case-law method, the basic tools for conducting legal research, and the basic conventions and expectations for creating professional legal work product. Research and writing assignments will build on each other, culminating in a full-length, formal analytical memorandum that could potentially serve as a professional writing sample. The course will assist students with the critical-thinking and writing skills that are foundational to American academic endeavors as well as law practice. Graded pass/fail. Restricted to LL.M. students who do not have a JD degree.

Class Details

Short course from 9/1/17 through 11/17/17

Meeting Days Time Location
Friday 10:30 am - 12:40 pm TNH 3.142
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory


  • A Lawyer Writes - Christine Coughlin, et al.
      Carolina Academic Press , edition: 2nd(2013)
      ISBN: 1611633974   (required)
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation - Columbia Law Review, et al.
      Claitors Pub Div , edition: 20th
      ISBN: 978-0692400197   (required)
  • The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style - Bryan A. Garner
      West Academic Publishing , edition: 3rd (2013)
      ISBN: 0314289011   (optional)