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.
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Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
|Casandra L. Thomson, Jane Bahnson|
|Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.160A.01.F16|
|Email list: LAW.160A.01.F16@sakai.duke.edu|
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