Legal Research and Writing (YR)

Section 05E, Fall 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 32/32
Credits: 1
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • T
  • 1300-1400
  • WB105
08/29/2017 12/05/2017

Course Description

The basic skills course in the first-year curriculum, Legal Research and Writing covers fundamental legal research techniques, two styles of legal writing, and oral advocacy. In the fall semester, students complete various research and citation exercises and write three office memoranda of increasing length and complexity. In the spring semester, students write an appellate brief and present an appellate oral argument before a panel of alumni, faculty, and Dillard Fellows (upper-level teaching assistants).

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description:

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Office memoranda.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: First-year JD Status Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

Schedule No.
117819925
Law No.
LAW6004
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, November 21, 7:00 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Thursday, December 7, 9:00 AM