LAWS 111 - Legal Skills I
(2 cr.) This year-long course trains students in the fundamentals of legal research and analysis, and legal writing and argument. Students are taught how to locate cases and statutes and to apply legal principles in a factual setting. The program will focus on preparing students to think and communicate effectively in written and spoken communications in the legal context. Students will prepare such documents as intra-office memoranda, client opinion letters, complaints, and appellate briefs, and will present oral arguments in a courtroom setting. Clear and effective writing and speaking are indispensable in the successful practice of law and will be emphasized throughout the law school curriculum. Every Year, All

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