Course Details

Writing for the Court

In this course, students will learn the core principles of effective writing for judicial law clerks. Through readings, class discussion, and writing exercises and critique, students will develop their ability to critically read the parties: briefs, abstract facts and evidence, conduct legal research, apply the rules of jurisdiction and procedure, analyze the facts and law from a judge's perspective, and draft and edit bench memoranda and opinions. The course will be useful preparation for judicial clerkships and externships, and will result in a judicial opinion for use as a writing sample. PRE-REQUISITES/RESTRICTIONS: LAWSTUDY 540 Communication and Legal Reasoning I and LAWSTUDY 541 CLR II are required pre-reqs.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 628
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning,  Professional Writing


Course History

Fall 2018
Title: Writing for the Court
Faculty: Brown, Janet Siegel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 13

Fall 2017
Title: Advanced Legal Writing: Writing for the Court
Faculty: Brown, Janet Siegel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 15

Fall 2016
Title: Advanced Legal Writing: Writing for the Court
Faculty: Brown, Janet Siegel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 15

Fall 2015
Title: Advanced Legal Writing: Writing for the Court
Faculty: Brown, Janet Siegel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 15