Intensive Legal Research and Writing

SLN #: 43970
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A02
Credit Hours: 5
Instructor(s): Carter

Course Description:
This course will meet from May 28 - June 25, 2019.

On three days, "class" consists of a group meeting between the students and the professor. Group meetings will be held from 11:00 am - noon on May 28, June 7, and June 25. On all other days, "class" consists of each student meeting individually with the professor for a half-hour conference. Conferences take place at the same time every day being scheduled between 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

This five-credit course is designed to provide intensive training in legal research and writing. Students are expected to have a solid foundation in basic legal research and writing, and this course should further those skills. By the end of the course, students are expected to have a working knowledge of the major research sources: reporters, digests, annotated statutes, citators, and secondary authorities. Students are expected to master two basic writing formats: the office memo and the client letter. Significant time will also be spent writing motions, and students will be exposed to additional documents types as well. Students will be required to rewrite all assignments and will complete a total of approximately thirty assignments during the course. Students will receive extensive individualized feedback on each assignment, and all projects, including both original assignments and rewrites, will be graded. Students are expected to spend an average of eight to ten hours per day on class assignments.

***NOTE: Once enrolled, students are not permitted to withdraw from the course without permission from the instructor. Withdrawal without approval will result in a failing grade for the course.

Class is limited to ASU JD degree candidates. Students are prohibited from working or taking any other courses during the session they are enrolled in Intensive Legal Research and Writing.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 5
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: Yes
Prerequisite: Successful completion of first year legal writing courses
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes. Yes, once enrolled in the course students may only withdraw with instructor approval
Limited Enrollment Number: 6
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.