Curriculum

Legal Analysis, Research & Writing


An introductory study of the various forms of legal writing and modes of legal research. Through an integrated approach to writing and research, the course begins by analyzing the components of judicial opinions and ends with the students independently researching and writing a sophisticated appellate brief. The principal goal of this course is the mastery of the basic tools of legal analysis, the principles of legal writing, and the techniques of legal research using both print and online resources.

Legal Writing at Duke Law


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

Sarah C. W. Baker, Kelly Leong
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.08
Spring 2015

Kristina J. Alayan, Sarah Powell
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.07
Spring 2015

Rebecca Rich, Jane Bahnson
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.06
Spring 2015

Jo Ann Ragazzo, Jennifer L. Behrens
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.05
Spring 2015

Frances Turner Mock, Laura M. Scott
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.04
Spring 2015

Jeremy Mullem
Mary Morgan
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.03
Spring 2015

Marguerite Most, Diane Appleton Reeves
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.02
Spring 2015

Sean E. Andrussier
Mary Morgan
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.01
Spring 2015

Sarah C. W. Baker, Kelly Leong
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.08
Spring 2014
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Sarah Powell, Jennifer L. Behrens
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.07
Spring 2014
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Rebecca Rich, Jane Bahnson
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.06
Spring 2014
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Jo Ann Ragazzo, Kristina J. Alayan
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.05
Spring 2014
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Frances Turner Mock, Laura M. Scott
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.04
Spring 2014
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Jeremy Mullem, Kelly Leong
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.03
Spring 2014
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Diane Appleton Reeves , Marguerite Most
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.02
Spring 2014
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Diane Dimond, Deanne Morgan
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.01
Spring 2014
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Sarah C. W. Baker, Jennifer L. Behrens
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.08
Spring 2013
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Sean E. Andrussier, Melanie J. Dunshee
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.07
Spring 2013
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Rebecca Rich, Jane Bahnson
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.06
Spring 2013
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Jo Ann Ragazzo, Kristina J. Alayan
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.05
Spring 2013
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Frances Turner Mock, Laura M. Scott
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.04
Spring 2013
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Jeremy Mullem, Kelly Leong
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.03
Spring 2013
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Diane Appleton Reeves , Marguerite Most
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.02
Spring 2013
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Diane Dimond, Jane Bahnson
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.01
Spring 2013
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Sarah C. W. Baker, Laura M. Scott
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.08
Spring 2012
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Sean E. Andrussier, Melanie J. Dunshee
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.07
Spring 2012
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Rebecca Rich, Jennifer L. Behrens
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.06
Spring 2012
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Jo Ann Ragazzo, Kristina J. Alayan
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.05
Spring 2012
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Frances Turner Mock, Laura M. Scott
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.04
Spring 2012
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Jeremy Mullem, Kelly Leong
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.03
Spring 2012
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Diane Appleton Reeves , Marguerite Most
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.02
Spring 2012
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Diane Dimond, Jane Bahnson
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.01
Spring 2012
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Frances Turner Mock, Molly Brownfield
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.08
Spring 2011
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Sean E. Andrussier, Melanie J. Dunshee
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.07
Spring 2011
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Rebecca Rich, Jennifer L. Behrens
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.06
Spring 2011
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Jo Ann Ragazzo, Kristina J. Alayan
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.05
Spring 2011
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Allison G. Kort, Laura M. Scott
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.04
Spring 2011
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Jeremy Mullem, Kelly Leong
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.03
Spring 2011
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Hans Christian Linnartz, Marguerite Most
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.02
Spring 2011
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Diane Dimond, Jane Bahnson
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.01
Spring 2011
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Sean E. Andrussier, Melanie J. Dunshee
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.07
Spring 2010
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Rebecca Rich, Jennifer L. Behrens
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.06
Spring 2010
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Jo Ann Ragazzo, Katherine Topulos
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.05
Spring 2010
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Allison G. Kort, Laura M. Scott
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.04
Spring 2010
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Jeremy Mullem, Molly Brownfield
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.03
Spring 2010
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Hans Christian Linnartz, Marguerite Most
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.02
Spring 2010
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Diane Dimond, Amy Taylor
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.01
Spring 2010
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Diane Dimond, Jane Bahnson
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.01
Spring 2010

William Blais, Jennifer L. Behrens
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.06
Spring 2009
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Jo Ann Ragazzo, Katherine Topulos
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.05
Spring 2009
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Allison G. Kort, Laura M. Scott
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.04
Spring 2009
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Jeremy Mullem, Molly Brownfield
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.03
Spring 2009
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Hans Christian Linnartz, Lauren Collins
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.02
Spring 2009
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Diane Dimond, Amy Taylor
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.01
Spring 2009
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Sarah H. Ludington, Jennifer L. Behrens
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.06
Spring 2008
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Jo Ann Ragazzo, Katherine Topulos
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Spring 2008
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Hans Christian Linnartz, Lauren Collins
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.04
Spring 2008
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Allison G. Kort, Laura M. Scott
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.03
Spring 2008
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Jeremy Mullem, Melanie J. Dunshee
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.02
Spring 2008
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Sarah H. Ludington, Jennifer L. Behrens
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.06
Spring 2007
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Jo Ann Ragazzo, Katherine Topulos
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Spring 2007
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Jeremy Mullem, Donna Nixon
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.04
Spring 2007
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Allison G. Kort, Laura M. Scott
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.03
Spring 2007
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Hans Christian Linnartz, Melanie J. Dunshee
Legal Analysis, Research & Writing 160B.02
Spring 2007
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