Advanced Legal Writing

SLN #: 26614
Course Prefix: LAW-626
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Langenfeld

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 completion of Legal Method & Writing and Legal Research and Writing
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies

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