Numerous surveys have confirmed that effective legal writing is one of the most important skills for successful legal practice. In Advanced Persuasive Legal Writing, students will evaluate Supreme Court and other appellate briefs and opinions. As the focus of this course is adversarial legal writing, students will be asked to write and revise legal arguments and other selected sections of briefs. This course will move beyond what is taught in the first-year, required Written and Oral Advocacy legal writing course. Students will explore theories of persuasion, rhetoric, storytelling, and metaphor to better understand what makes an argument persuasive. Throughout the semester, students will be expected to work together and contribute to classroom discussions so that class time is both productive and interesting. This class is for any students who would like to engage in more complex legal analysis, and receive guidance and feedback to help them become more effective legal writers.
Current & Previous Instructors:
Sherri Lee Keene;
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Spring, 2015 (Day).