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Applied Legal Composition
J.D. Course 537 | 4 credit hours (year long)
Students study legal writing from both the writer's and reader's perspectives. Students review documents, analyze scholarship, write criticisms of legal writing, prepare their own texts, and read extensively about the theory of legal composition. Students hold conferences with clients who are currently working on writing projects.
Prerequisite: Legal Research and Writing at Georgetown Law. Recommended: Legal Writing Seminar: Theory and Practice for Law Fellows.
Professor permission is required. THIS COURSE REQUIRES PROFESSOR PERMISSION TO ENROLL and can only be taken by Senior Writing Fellows. Senior Writing Fellows must take this course. Contact the Office of the Registrar if you would like to distribute the credits unevenly between the semesters.