Law 609:  Legal Writing and Analysis

In this course, students develop the following legal skills: legal analysis, objective legal writing, client interviewing, and citing to authority in accordance with The Bluebook. Students complete a number of assignments, including short writing exercises as well as both a closed universe office memorandum and an open research office memorandum. For the final assignment of the course, students meet with a mock supervising attorney to discuss the findings of their open research office memorandum. The course meets twice a week.

Sequence and Prerequisites: Required in the fall semester of the first year.

Evaluation: Writing assignments