Legal Research and Writing for Foreign Lawyers

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FRI 10:30 am - 12:40 pm JON 5.206/7

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This course will introduce foreign lawyers 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 non-native English speakers 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. and exchange students who do not have a JD degree.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation *
edition: 20th
ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7
A Laywer Writes A practical guide to legal analysis *
Christine Coughlin
Carolina Academic Press , edition: 2
ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
08/15/2017 Meeting times changed
Designated as LLM only course
Room(s) changed