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. Finally, you will draft a motion for summary judgment and supporting memorandum of law. For Fall 2020, Prof. Baker’s course will be offered virtually, with some opportunities for in-person interaction, such as office hours or conferences. The class offers numerous opportunities for peer interaction and review of work (virtually), as well as numerous opportunities for professor feedback on work.
|Course Number||Course Credits||Evaluation Method||Instructor||Meeting Day/Times||Room|
Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
|Sarah C. W. Baker|
10:30 AM-12:20 PM
|Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.789.01.F20|
|Email list: LAW.789.01.F20@sakai.duke.edu|
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