Legal Practice Workshop I

Course Information

Course Number
L6115-LEC
Curriculum Level
Foundation
Type
Lecture
Additional Attributes
Online Course

Section 025 Information

Instructors

Section Description

Please note that this class may meet in person once or twice during the semester. Your instructor will provide notice of any such meeting, as well as an alternate way to participate if you are unable to be physically present in class Grading is High Pass, Pass, Low Pass, and Fail This course is closed to LL.M.s In this course, students begin to develop the research, writing, and analytical skills central to legal practice. In Legal Practice Workshop I, which runs through the fall semester, students focus on predictive writing and other practical skills, including client counseling and negotiation. Student receive intensive training through written assignments placed in practice contexts with different audiences. Classes are small and interactive, and students receive individualized feedback through personal conferences. A multi-week legal research module is led by Reference Librarians. In Legal Practice II, which is taught in the spring, students continue to build on the skills learned in the fall. This portion of the course focuses on persuasive writing and oral advocacy, with a particular emphasis on appellate advocacy. Students research, write, and orally argue an appellate brief through the Foundation Moot Court program or one of the alternative intermural competitions. (See Foundation Moot Court). Classes continue to meet in seminar format with individual conferences throughout the drafting process.

School Year & Semester
Fall 2020
Location
TBA TBA
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Thursday
5:40 - 7:30 pm
Points
2
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in doctrinal analysis, including close reading of cases and precedents, and application to facts
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in various lawyering skills, for example, oral advocacy, legal writing and drafting, legal research, negotiation, and client communication

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
None