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 help on topics such as research techniques.

Our LLM students come from a wide variety of backgrounds; offering multiple sections of Graduate Lawyering I allows our faculty to take into account differences in students’ language and practice experience.  We recommend that students register for the Graduate Lawyering I class (seven sessions throughout the semester) in the first semester of their LLM program.  

The Law School also offers an intensive version of Graduate Lawyering. Graduate Lawyering I: Intensive (2 credits) is designed for students who particularly want to focus on improving their English language skills and meets for two hours every week. Graduate Lawyering II, which students may take in their second semester, offers the opportunity for students to continue to develop their US research and writing skills in a seminar environment.