Advanced Legal Writing

SLN #: 74359
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): HERRERA

Course Description:
This is a writing seminar intended to help students attain an advanced level of writing proficiency by exposing students to a broad range of legal documents. This course introduces students to new research and drafting skills that are not part of the first-year curriculum; the goal is for students to become accustomed to writing to different audiences. This course will focus on how to conceptualize a writing assignment, how to write with clarity, and how to write with precision. Students may examine and draft basic litigation documents, correspondence, contract provisions, statutes, rules, judicial opinions, memoranda (including responsive memoranda), and briefs. The course will involve in-class writing exercises and out-of-class assignments. On all of these assignments, students will receive feedback.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Experiential Learning: No
Prerequisite: Successful complete of the first-year J.D. writing curriculum: (1) Legal Method and Writing and (2) Legal Research and Writing
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.