Persuasive writing is integral to almost all aspects of civil litigation. This two-credit hour advanced experiential course will allow you to deepen your understanding of legal research while honing your written and oral advocacy skills. Using a simulated case, you will plan litigation strategy by interviewing a client, preparing a factual chronology of the case, and analyzing the merits of the claims. You will also practice drafting and responding to discovery requests and preparing to take and defend depositions. Finally, you will draft a motion for summary judgment and supporting memorandum of law and argue the merits of the motion in a mock oral argument.
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Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the legal context