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Summer 2014 - Legal Writing, Advanced

Schiess, Wayne

Course ID: F232D  Unique # 81030  Credit Hours: 2  (Pass/Fail only)
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Monday 12:15 pm - 1:49 pm TNH 3.124
   Tuesday 12:15 pm - 1:49 pm TNH 3.124
   Wednesday 12:15 pm - 1:49 pm TNH 3.124
   Thursday 12:15 pm - 1:49 pm 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.

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