Graduate Lawyering I & II

Graduate Lawyering I is a practice-based course for international LLM students focused on legal research, writing, and analysis. The class focuses on skill development and aims to prepare each LLM student to understand and be able to meet the expectations of the US legal environment. The curriculum is composed of several research and writing exercises. Sections are limited to approximately fifteen students and teaching assistants are available to provide additional hands-on advice on topics such as research techniques. We highly recommend enrollment in one of the fall sections of the class. The class provides the opportunity, in a seminar environment, to develop skills crucial to success in US law school and legal practice.

To meet the diverse needs of students from a wide variety of language, legal education, and legal practice backgrounds, the Law School offers an intensive section of the class designed for students who particularly want to focus on improving their English language skills. Throughout the fall, Graduate Lawyering I sections (1 credit) meet for two hours every other week. Graduate Lawyering I: Intensive sections (2 credits) meet for two hours every week. Graduate Lawyering II, in spring, offers the opportunity for students to continue to develop their US research and writing skills in a seminar environment.