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 19F 108A/B DIS 1C M 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No
Sarah Wetzstein 19F 108A/B DIS 1D MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Andrew Whitcup 19F 108A/B DIS 1G M 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM 2.0 No No
Andrew Whitcup 19F 108A/B DIS 1P M 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Section P is limited to students participating in the Epstein Public Interest Law Program.
Amelia Collins 19F 108A/B DIS 1B M 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No
Amelia Collins 19F 108A/B DIS 1F TR 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM 2.0 No No
Julie Cramer 19F 108A/B DIS 1K TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Jason Light 19F 108A/B DIS 1A TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Jason Light 19F 108A/B DIS 1L TR 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM 2.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 19F 108A/B DIS 1E MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 19F 108A/B DIS 1I MW 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM 2.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 19F 108A/B DIS 1H M 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM 2.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 19F 108A/B DIS 1J M 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Sarah Wetzstein 20S 108A/B DIS 1C MR 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 3.0 No No
Sarah Wetzstein 20S 108A/B DIS 1D MR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Andrew Whitcup 20S 108A/B DIS 1G MW 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM 3.0 No No
Andrew Whitcup 20S 108A/B DIS 1P MR 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 3.0 No No
Amelia Collins 20S 108A/B DIS 1B TR 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 3.0 No No
Amelia Collins 20S 108A/B DIS 1F TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Julie Cramer 20S 108A/B DIS 1K MR 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 3.0 No No
Jason Light 20S 108A/B DIS 1A MW 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 3.0 No No
Jason Light 20S 108A/B DIS 1L MR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 20S 108A/B DIS 1I TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 20S 108A/B DIS 1E MR 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 3.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 20S 108A/B DIS 1H MW 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM 3.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 20S 108A/B DIS 1J MR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Categories
Professional Responsibility & The Legal Profession; Research, Writing, & Legal Scholarship; Public Interest Law and Policy;