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Legal Analysis, Writing and Research II / Legal Theory and Practice: Civil Rights (5)

This 5-credit offering combines 2-credits from the traditional LAWR II course with a 3-credit elective and practice component in the area of civil and constitutional rights law. The course focuses on public official liability for constitutional torts, immunities, and related state and federal constitutional issues. The practice component involves direct work on actual cases in these areas. Students work in teams on individual cases, and the class works as a whole on a larger constitutional "law reform" project. In addition to substantive legal doctrine, the coursework is designed to support students' work on their cases. Thus, coursework includes substantial instruction in legal writing, oral argument, pretrial practice, client interviewing and counseling, and negotiation. This offering satisfies the LAWR II requirement and the Cardin requirement. Students also receive credit for the second semester elective. Students enrolled in this offering should also enroll in the accompanying LAWR II: Research section (i.e., the "LTP" section).

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Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

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