Course Description

Legal Process II - LAW644
3 Credits

Legal Process is a year-long, six-credit course that teaches students to research, analyze, and write like a lawyer, while also introducing them to basic lawyering skills. Small classes and frequent individual meetings outside the classroom with each student allow for the intensive feedback that is vital to the acquisition of practice skills. Legal Process II focuses on persuasive writing. Students write a client letter and they conduct a simulated counseling or negotiation session with the client. The students then write a memorandum in support of a motion. The final project is crafting an appellate brief on a sophisticated issue. Students have mandatory conferences after a first draft, and once the final draft is submitted, the students give an oral argument before a panel of judges. (Required.)