Course Details

Advanced Legal Writing: Argument, Advocacy, Drafting

In this course we discuss general principles of good written legal communication and advocacy, such as organization, argumentation, sentence structure, and drafting. The course assignments are based on issues from a federal statute. The course provides a number of opportunities for writing and rewriting letters to clients, formal and informal memoranda, persuasive documents, drafted documents such as contracts and leases, and for editing each others' work. The course will be useful preparation for the Multistate Performance Test, for judicial and other clerkships, and for any professional communication in law and business. This course meets the Professional Writing requirement. Prerequisite: CLR I and II

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 620A
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning,  Professional Writing


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Advanced Legal Writing: Argument, Advocacy, Drafting
Faculty: Shapo, Helene S. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 15

Fall 2016
Title: Advanced Legal Writing: Argument, Advocacy, Drafting
Faculty: Shapo, Helene S. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 14

Spring 2016
Title: Advanced Legal Writing: Argument, Advocacy, Drafting
Faculty: Shapo, Helene S. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 14

Fall 2014
Title: Advanced Legal Writing: Argument, Advocacy, Drafting
Faculty: Shapo, Helene S. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 15