Legal Writing

CLASS NOTES

1/8/04 The structure of the course, the roles of a lawyer, forms of legal reasoning, the ethics of predictive writing, plagiarism

 

1/15/04 Citations, rules of law

 

1/22/04 Reading cases instrumentally, the effect of a particular case

 

1/29/04 Condensing a rule out of several rules

 

2/5/04 Explaining the rule, analyzing the problem

 

2/12/04 A visit from Lexis, the office memo assignment

 

3/4/04 About the trial brief

 

3/10/04 About working on journals, about writing the brief, exercises

 

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