Writing for Law Practice

SLN #: 91315
Course Prefix: LAW-626
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 them to a broad range of legal documents. This course introduces students to skills and documents that are not part of the first-year legal writing curriculum. Overall the students will learn to write to different audiences. The basic skills are how to conceptualize a writing assignment, how to write with clarity, and how to write with precision. Students will apply and develop these basic skills in approximately ten assignments written outside of class, plus some in-class assignments. Assignments may include letters, contracts, complaints, statutes, and consumer-oriented documents such as pattern jury instructions. Roughly half of the assignments emphasize a transactional practice, and half of the assignments emphasize a litigation practice. Students will receive feedback on all of these assignments.

This class is limited to JD candidates only. Enrollment will be determined through a lottery process.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: Yes
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
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.