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College of Law

Legal Writing II

Course Number: 6260
Professor: Michael R. Smith / Kenneth D. Chestek
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 2
Semester Offered: Spring
Required: Yes
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Courses: None

Course Overview: This course builds on the first semester Legal Writing I course by introducing students to: (1) more sophisticated aspects of legal reasoning and analysis; (2) more sophisticated aspects of legal research; (3) the basics of persuasive legal writing; (4) the basics of appellate procedure and/or trial-level motions procedure; (5) the basic parts of an appellate brief and/or a trial brief; (6) the basics of oral advocacy; and (7) ethics and professionalism in brief writing and oral advocacy.

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