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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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)
Course Details

Summer 2021

May 17, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Marissa Carrere
Prerequisites: LEGAL 250 and completion of your CW General Education requirement.
Base Cost: $1,335 ($445/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Start date: May 17, 2021
End date: Jun 25, 2021
Last day to add: May 21, 2021
Last day to drop: May 21, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Jun 09, 2021
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