Course Details

Advanced Legal Writing: Preparing for a Judicial Externship

A judicial externship is an extremely valuable opportunity for a law student to observe the judicial decision-making process and develop core skills such as legal research and writing. In this one-credit short course, students will learn the principles of effective writing for judicial externs. Through writing exercises and critique, students will develop their ability to critically read litigants' briefs, conduct independent legal research, apply the rules of jurisdiction and procedure, analyze the facts and law from a judge's perspective, and draft and edit memoranda and opinions. The course will be highly useful training for students intending to complete judicial externships in the following semester, and may be taken in conjunction with the Judicial Practicum. The course will meet during January intersession from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates: Monday, January 5; Wednesday, January 7; and Friday, January 9. Students must attend all hours of each class session. Adds are not permitted after the course begins. Students must drop before the second class session begins to avoid a "W".

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 608


Course History

Summer 2017
Title: Advanced Legal Writing: Preparing for a Judicial Externship
Faculty: Brown, Janet Siegel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 6

Summer 2016
Title: Advanced Legal Writing: Preparing for a Judicial Externship
Faculty: Brown, Janet Siegel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 5

Winter 2015
Title: Advanced Legal Writing: Preparing for a Judicial Externship
Faculty: Brown, Janet Siegel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 6