Lawyering Fundamentals: Analysis

Required Course
Course Number: LAW 508
Credits: 2

Taught in small sections, this course introduces students to the reasoning and analytical patterns of lawyers. Students learn to read cases closely and brief them, identify and formulate legal issues, evaluate facts, and analyze how judges will likely rule on legal questions.

This course is designed to facilitate the development and organization of students' legal analysis. It will familiarize students with technical and analytical skills needed to recognize and articulate legal issues. It emphasizes organizational skills and effective communication of legal arguments. Students work on objective/predictive writing through a series of weekly written exercises, culminating with a non-research predictive office memorandum.