Course Description

LAW 108A/B - Legal Research and Writing

Legal Research and Writing is the students’ foundational clinical course and focuses on practice-oriented legal analysis. During this yearlong course students develop the analytic skill set needed by practicing lawyers and desired by legal employers.  Students are introduced to fundamentals of legal reasoning, the structure of objective and persuasive arguments, effective written analysis, legal research methods, statutory interpretation, compelling oral advocacy, fact investigation, client counseling, and negotiation.  These analytic skills are taught using the clinical method, with the client’s perspective firmly in mind and with the students learning by acting as lawyers.  By learning how to function as practicing lawyers, students can succeed in their summer jobs, and in their careers when they graduate.

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Sarah Wetzstein 17F 108A/B DIS 1B MR 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No
Sarah Wetzstein 17F 108A/B DIS 1C MW 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 2.0 No No
Todd Schneider 17F 108A/B DIS 1J MW 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No
Todd Schneider 17F 108A/B DIS 1K MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Julie Cramer 17F 108A/B DIS 1I MW 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No
Jason Light 17F 108A/B DIS 1E MW 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 2.0 No No
Jason Light 17F 108A/B DIS 1G MW 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM 2.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 17F 108A/B DIS 1H MW 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 17F 108A/B DIS 1A TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 17F 108A/B DIS 1L MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 17F 108A/B DIS 1D MW 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM 2.0 No No
Andrea Matsuoka 17F 108A/B DIS 1F TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Andrea Matsuoka 17F 108A/B DIS 1P M 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No
Section P is limited to students participating in the Epstein Public Interest Law Program.
Sarah Wetzstein 18S 108A/B DIS 1B MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Sarah Wetzstein 18S 108A/B DIS 1C TR 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 3.0 No No
Todd Schneider 18S 108A/B DIS 1J MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Todd Schneider 18S 108A/B DIS 1K TR 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 3.0 No No
Julie Cramer 18S 108A/B DIS 1I TR 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 3.0 No No
Jason Light 18S 108A/B DIS 1G TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Jason Light 18S 108A/B DIS 1E MW 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 3.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 18S 108A/B DIS 1A TR 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 3.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 18S 108A/B DIS 1H TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 18S 108A/B DIS 1L MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 18S 108A/B DIS 1D MW 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM 3.0 No No
Andrea Matsuoka 18S 108A/B DIS 1F MW 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM 3.0 No No
Andrea Matsuoka 18S 108A/B DIS 1P M 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Categories
Professional Responsibility & The Legal Profession; Research, Writing, & Legal Scholarship;