Legal Research and Writing for Foreign Lawyers
- Semester: Fall 2018
- Course ID: 232Q
- Credit Hours: 2
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Mandatory
- Short course: Aug 29 - Nov 14, 2018
- LLM degree course only
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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. This course focuses on legal document drafting. It does not focus on legal academic works, such as research articles. 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. This course fulfills the New York Bar Exam requirement Rule 520.6(3)(vi)(b) and Texas Bar Exam requirement under XIII Sec. 8(a)(7)(B).
Restricted to LL.M. students who do not have a JD degree.
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