Writing TA



SLN #: 76157
Course Prefix: LAW-735
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Herrera

Course Description:
Teaching Assistants work closely with the Legal Writing Professor to whom they are assigned and provide guidance and mentoring to first-year students. Teaching Assistants help with problem selection and generating model answers, hold office hours to assist first-year students with research, help create and grade research and citation exercises, occasionally help with class preparation and/or presentation, and assist with oral argument in the spring. Teaching Assistants generally do not play a major role in teaching and grading first-year students. Teaching Assistants are expected to attend the Legal Research and Writing Course to which they are assigned and meet with the Professor weekly. Teaching Assistants are expected to be available to first-year students and to work well without intensive supervision. Teaching Assistants can expect to spend an average of six to eight hours a week fulfilling their duties, although this may vary from week to week.

Teaching Assistants receive 2 Pass/Fail credit hours each semester (for a total of 4 credit hours). Some positions are for the year; others are for one semester only, depending upon the professor's teaching schedule.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None