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Summer 2009 - Legal Writing, Adv

Schiess, Wayne

Course ID: S232D  Unique # 80910  Credit Hours: 2  (Pass/Fail only)
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Monday 10:00 am - 11:28 am TNH 3.124
   Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:28 am TNH 3.124
   Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:28 am TNH 3.124
   Thursday 10:00 am - 11:28 am TNH 3.124
Exams:  None
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
** This course meets the Professional Skills requirement for graduation.

Description
This course is a broad survey of three main types of legal writing:  objective analysis, persuasive analysis, and transactional drafting.  The course will also cover many other topics crucial to high-level professional writing:  use of forms, advanced legal citation, the plain English movement, advanced grammar and punctuation, document design, legal usage, and editing.  Students will receive individual critiques of their writing, and lectures will use model answers and sample critiques.