Course Details

Advanced Legal Writing: Trial-Level and Post-Hearing Briefs

In this course, students will refine their persuasion, research, and writing skills in a practice-based situations. Through readings, class discussion, and writing assignments and critique, students will develop their ability to determine which legal arguments to make, conduct legal research, apply procedural rules, strategize, and write persuasive arguments. Assignments will be trial-level persuasive documents, such as venue, evidentiary, or discovery motions, settlement letters, trial briefs, and post-hearing briefs. The course will be highly useful training for students planning to litigate, seeking to improve their persuasive writing, or in need of a writing sample. Prerequisites: LAWSTUDY 540 Communication and Legal Reasoning I & LAWSTUDY 540 Communication and Legal Reasoning II Students will be assessed on the drafting and editing of three graded research and writing assignments and one oral argument, as well as class participation which will include ungraded in-class assignments.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 719
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning,  Professional Writing


Course History

Spring 2019
Title: Advanced Legal Writing: Trial-Level and Post-Hearing Briefs
Faculty: Hill, Dana (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 14