(POSC 354) Legal Research and Writing
Introduction to tools and techniques essential to international law practice, international issues, and organizations, and legal scholarship, including legal analysis, research using print sources, and objective writing.
|Credit Hours||3.0 Lecture|
Upon completing the course, students will have accomplished the following:
1. Students will be able to read, understand a legal case.
a. Assessed by the following: Bluebook Citation Exercise.
2. Students will be able to effectively study and prepare for the LSAT entrance exam.
a. Assessed by the following: 3 in-class LSAT exams, and 5 outside of class LSAT exams.
3. Students will understand the major secondary sources used in legal research and be able to use those resources to do effective legal research.
a. Assessed by the following: Writing assignments on secondary sources, legal research assignments, final exam
4. Students will understand and be able to prepare an effective opening statement.
a. Assessed by the following: Opening statement assignments, final exam
5. Students will be able to effectively draft a legal research memo. a. Assessed by the following: Legal research memo and citation exercise.