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Working with Legal Texts
Professor Marta Baffy
LL.M Seminar 2058 | 6 credit hours
This course in reading and writing facilitates students’ understanding and production of academic texts in English. Students will be able to identify the elements of academic English prose and exemplify these elements in their own writing. Examples of written discourse are culled from law review articles, judicial opinions, and texts used in graduate level courses. Special emphasis is given to text organization at macro (whole text) and micro (paragraph and sentence) levels and to how ideas are presented and logically linked to each other. The course includes a review of grammar and sentence structure as needed. In addition to class meetings, students will meet individually with the professor to review drafts of their writing.
This Class is Restricted to Students Enrolled in the Extended LL.M. with Certificate in Legal English. This course is graded on an honors-pass-fail basis.