Legal Research and Writing for Foreign Lawyers
- Semester: Fall 2020
- Course ID: 232Q
- Credit Hours: 2
Unique: 27575Online-only Class Unique: 27576
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Mandatory
- Short course: Aug 26 - Nov 11, 2020
- LLM degree course only
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The 27575 section of this course will be taught in person but with the option of occasional remote participation via Zoom. If students require all remote participation, they must register for the 27576 section of this course, which is identical but web-based.
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. The multiple research and writing assignments will build on each other, culminating in full-length, formal analytical memorandums that could potentially serve as professional writing samples. The course will assist 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 U.S. J.D. degree.
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