160A.05 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 Web site

Fall 2016

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
Reflective Writing
Jo Ann Ragazzo, Wickliffe Shreve
11:00-12:10 PM
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.160A.05.F16
Email list: LAW.160A.05.F16@sakai.duke.edu
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