Lawyering and Legal Reasoning I

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This course begins with an overview of the legal system and how law is made. In the initial phase of the course, the topics include: briefing cases, legal logic, legal analysis, and research strategy. Students will be required to apply legal reasoning, research, and writing skills in the context of the preparation of objective legal documents, including a client letter and a memorandum of law. Students will then participate in live simulations including a client interview and follow up consultation as well as a negotiation with opposing counsel. The course concludes with the drafting of a proposed settlement agreement.


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