300.03 U.S. Legal Analysis, Research and Writing for International Students

In this foundational course, students learn legal reasoning, research skills and predictive legal writing. The course trains students to research, analyze, and present issues in the US common law style, preparing them for law school exams and any future work they might do with US attorneys. It challenges them to write in the direct, succinct style preferred by US lawyers and business people. Students complete two office memoranda that focus on questions of both state and federal law. Students improve their written English through numerous opportunities to review and revise their work. Taught in small sections by faculty who have practiced law and have extensive experience with international lawyers, the course prepares international LLM students for a transnational career.

Fall 2019

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
300.03
Reflective Writing
Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
Phyllis Lile-King
Tu/Th
11:00-12:00 PM
3000
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/3c44f2cb-4861-472d-ab06-4e790b3fded9
Email list: LAW.300.03.F19@sakai.duke.edu
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