Course Description

LAWS 6226
Advanced Legal Writing: Constructing Legal Arguments
General Description:
To create a persuasive written argument, a lawyer must (1) develop his or her ideas, (2) organize them for the reader, (3) write a first draft, (4) rest or cool (to acquire the detachment necessary for effective editing), and (5) revise. This course is designed to improve skills at each of these stages, so that students can learn to produce persuasive arguments efficiently. Assignments will include an appellate brief, a memorandum, and several shorter exercises. Students will receive individual feedback on their work.

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