Legal Research and Writing


This course is designed to help students improve their ability to analyze and write about complicated legal issues. You should expect to do a lot of writing in this course. You will learn how to read and understand court opinions and how to find your way around a law library. Writing assignments include your own resume and a job application letter, case briefs, memoranda, OP-ED essays, and a research paper. These assignments are written from the perspective of a lay person writing to another lay person. Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills your junior year writing requirement for the Legal Studies Department.

Open only to Legal Studies majors who have completed LEGAL 250 and College Writing (CW)

Summer 2019


Prerequisites: LEGAL 250 and completion of your CW General Education requirement.
Base cost: $1206 ($402/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Class Fee: $
Materials fee may apply. See SPIRE for details
  • Start date: May 20, 2019
  • End date: June 28, 2019
  • Last day to add: May 24, 2019
  • Last day to drop: May 24, 2019
  • Last day to withdraw: June 12, 2019
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