Places contemporary American judicial opinion in historical and comparative context. Analyzes individual and institutional writing choices that authors of judicial opinions must make and ethical dilemmas they must confront. Builds upon the first-year legal-writing curriculum. Challenges students to develop and defend their own opinion-writing approaches and styles as well as to write from approaches and in styles that are not their own.
Meeting Times & Locations:
||2:30 PM - 4:10 PM
Textbook Info: Popkin, Evolution of Judicial Opinion: Institutional & Individual Styles, (NYU Press, 2007), ISBN 9780814767269. Aldisert, Opinion Writing, (West, 1993), ISBN 9789997032256.