Advanced Legal Analysis focuses on performing written legal analysis under timed conditions without the necessity of learning new substantive law. To this end, students in Advanced Legal Analysis spend the entire semester working on Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions. MPT problems are closed universe writing assignments, and students must read fact patterns and legal authority in order to produce, in 90 minutes, a memo, letter, brief, or other written work product. In addition to the expectation that students should be able to further develop their law school exam-taking skills by working regularly on written legal analysis, this course also should have the direct benefit of helping students develop skills needed for success on the bar exam. The MPT is a required part of the bar exam in many jurisdictions, including Maryland. (Some jurisdictions that do not require the MPT have comparable practical writing requirements.)
Advanced Legal Analysis is open only to second-year students. Enrollment is by instructor permission.
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Last offered Fall 2011.