US Legal Research, Writing and
This 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 a US legal environment. The curriculum is composed of two major research and writing exercises: (1) a legal research memo and (2) a contract drafting problem. Sections have a maximum enrollment of 30 and teaching assistants meet with students in small groups outside of class to critique their work and to review progress. We highly recommend enrollment in one of the fall sections of the class which begins with review of and feedback on exam performance in the final exam for Introduction to US Law. The class provides the opportunity, in a collegial seminar environment, to develop skills crucial to success in US law school and legal practice.