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Lawyering Fundamentals: Analysis

Required Course

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 through factual evaluation, and analyze how judges will rule on undecided cases.

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, effective problem analysis, and effective communication of legal arguments. Students will work on objective/predictive writing through a series of weekly written exercises, culminating with a non-research predictive office memorandum.