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121 - Legal Analysis, Writing and Research for International Lawyers (2 hours)
The Legal Analysis, Writing and Research course for international students (LAWR) is designed to teach basic legal analysis, writing and research skills which are fundamental to practicing law. Our objectives include: Ability to state and synthesize common law rules; Understand and apply doctrine and tools for statutory interpretation to state, and apply rules; Demonstrate inductive, deductive, and analogical reasoning; Develop efficient writing process to draft legal correspondence and memoranda; Deliver a short, persuasive, well-organized oral presentation; Understand and incorporate U.S. Legal Writing Style, including use of analytical paradigm; Demonstrate capability to complete thorough legal research to solve assigned problems; Understand basic ethical considerations and comply with rules for professionalism, including prohibitions against plagiarism; Ability to work collaboratively; Demonstrate appropriate planning and project management