Legal Writing II – 6104

Summer 2020

Legal Writing II is designed to help students improve their legal writing skills in a variety of aspects: objective memos, legal briefs, law school exams, and other frequently used aspects of legal writing. 

The course regularly meets at the beginning of summer session. During this initial portion of the course, students complete multiple short written assignments, and a peer review exercise. Each assignment is designed to give students an opportunity to practice and refine their legal writing skills with feedback from an instructor.

During the second portion of the course, students have 2-3 individual conferences with an instructor for additional feedback on legal writing II assignments. These meetings may also include discussions and feedback on an individual writing project, for example a research project, article for a local bar journal, or another similar piece of writing. 

During the final portion of the course, students refine and practice their legal writing for law school exams. In addition to short preparatory assignments, the class meets twice to practice writing for law school exams. The final writing assignment in the course is due at the beginning of fall semester.

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