Course Details

Communication and Legal Reasoning I

The focus of this course is the written communication of legal analysis. Instruction is in legal problem solving, expository and persuasive writing, and legal research. In the first semester, students write several legal memoranda. The second semester's work consists of brief writing and of oral argument of appellate cases that raise issues of current legal interest. The course is taught in small section meetings and in individual conferences. Each student's written work is individually edited and evaluated.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 540
Practice Areas: Required to graduate
Additional Course Information: First Year Students only

Course History


Fall 2014
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Borman, Deborah L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 35


Fall 2014
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Dodier, Grace (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 35


Fall 2014
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Hill, Dana (courses | profile)
Section: 3     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 34


Fall 2014
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Kanter, Martha D. (courses | profile)
Section: 5     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 34


Fall 2014
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: McMasters, James W. (courses | profile)
Section: 6     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 34


Fall 2014
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Falkoff, Michelle S. (courses | profile)
Section: 7     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 22


Fall 2014
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Narko, Kathleen Dillon (courses | profile)
Section: 8     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 35


Summer 2014
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Martin, Christopher M. (courses | profile)
Section: 10     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 21     Actual: 16


Fall 2013
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Borman, Deborah L. (courses | profile)
Section: 7     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 27


Fall 2013
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Hill, Dana (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 26


Fall 2013
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Inglehart, Elizabeth (courses | profile)
Section: 6     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 26


Fall 2013
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Kanter, Martha D. (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 28


Fall 2013
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Falkoff, Michelle S. (courses | profile)
Section: 5     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 15


Fall 2013
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning
Faculty: McMasters, James W. (courses | profile)
Section: 3     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 27


Fall 2013
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Narko, Kathleen Dillon (courses | profile)
Section: 4     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 27


Fall 2013
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Silbernagel, Brian (courses | profile)
Section: 8     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 26


Summer 2013
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Martin, Christopher M. (courses | profile)
Section: 10     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 33     Actual: 28


Fall 2012
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Kanter, Martha D. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 28     Actual: 26


Fall 2012
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Inglehart, Elizabeth (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 27     Actual: 26


Fall 2012
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Dodier, Grace (courses | profile)
Section: 3     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 27     Actual: 27


Fall 2012
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Narko, Kathleen Dillon (courses | profile)
Section: 4     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 27     Actual: 28


Fall 2012
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Borman, Deborah L. (courses | profile)
Section: 5     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 28     Actual: 27


Fall 2012
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Hill, Dana (courses | profile)
Section: 6     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 28     Actual: 28


Fall 2012
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Martin, Christopher M. (courses | profile)
Section: 7     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 15


Fall 2012
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Silbernagel, Brian (courses | profile)
Section: 8     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 28     Actual: 27


Fall 2012
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: McMasters, James W. (courses | profile)
Section: 9     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 28     Actual: 28


Summer 2012
Title: Communication and Legal Reasoning I
Faculty: Martin, Christopher M. (courses | profile)
Section: 10     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 27     Actual: 28


Spring 2012
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 0


Spring 2012
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Section: 2     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 0


Spring 2012
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Section: 3     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 0


Spring 2012
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Section: 4     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 0


Spring 2012
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Section: 5     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 0


Spring 2012
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Section: 6     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 0


Spring 2012
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Section: 7     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 0


Spring 2012
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Section: 8     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 0


Spring 2012
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Section: 9     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 0


Fall 2011
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Kanter, Martha D. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 27     Actual: 28


Fall 2011
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Inglehart, Elizabeth (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 27     Actual: 27


Fall 2011
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Dodier, Grace (courses | profile)
Section: 3     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 29     Actual: 28


Fall 2011
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Narko, Kathleen Dillon (courses | profile)
Section: 4     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 28     Actual: 29


Fall 2011
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Mulaney, Ellen S. (courses | profile)
Section: 5     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 28     Actual: 28


Fall 2011
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Hill, Dana (courses | profile)
Section: 6     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 27     Actual: 28


Fall 2011
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Curtiss Hannon, Margaret
Section: 7     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 16


Fall 2011
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Faculty: Silbernagel, Brian (courses | profile)
Section: 8     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 27


Fall 2011
Title: Communication& Legal Reasoning
Faculty: McMasters, James W. (courses | profile)
Section: 9     Type: Lecture     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 28     Actual: 28