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U.S. Legal Research Analysis & Writing (formerly: U.S. Legal Discourse I and II)
Professors Sarah AlShawwaf, Travis Annatoyn, Leland Benton, Leanne Bortner, Nicole Brisker, Kevin Fandl, Andrew Kerr, Matthew Miller, S. Park, Julie Saltman, Brad Samuels, Peter Schwingler, Nathan Swinton, Ryan Tyndall, Joseph Vardner, Megan Vetula, Catherine Wagner, Mark Walsh, and Timothy Work
LL.M Seminar 844 | 2 credit hours
Introduces students to U.S. legal resources, research methods, and analytical paradigms. Writing assignments give students the opportunity to develop written analysis using the approaches, forms, and conventions common in U.S. law. Students will write a series of documents that are related to their representation of a client in the context of a U.S. law firm. Students will analyze the client's legal position, perform individual legal research on the related law, and write a legal memorandum that will address the client's concerns. Students will also give oral presentations of their research findings. Students will receive individual feedback on both written and oral work.
Students who enroll in this course may not enroll in any other sections of U.S. Legal Research Analysis & Writing (formerly: U.S. Legal Discourse I and II).
The course is graded honors-pass-fail and is only open to foreign educated LL.M. students (i.e., those students who do not have a U.S. J.D. degree). Enrollment is limited to a small number of students.