Advanced Legal Methods
This course consolidates the predictive analysis and professional writing skills that first-year students have been developing. The class offers multiple opportunities for writing practice and feedback, while helping to create bridges between students’ understanding of academic exam-driven analysis and writing and context-driven professional writing. The course centers on writing exercises drawn from a series of case files that address core legal topics drawn from first-year subjects. It reinforces substantive knowledge of selected key legal rules while applying those rules in a variety of different legal genres.
A foundational skills course in which students synthesize their learning. The course practices an array of forms of professional writing and analysis. It applies analytical competencies that will be important for the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), with a special emphasis on the skills required in the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) and the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), as well as reinforcing skills needed for the practice of law.
Core Curriculum Course: Full-time Day Division students complete this course during their 1L spring term. Evening Division students complete this course during their 2LE fall term.