QWCS671-03 Advanced Lawyering Skills

This course will further develop and refine the research, analysis, citation, and writing skills introduced in the first-year Lawyering Skills course. With close supervision and guidance, students will be expected to develop their own research strategies using a wide range of research materials. The writing component of the course will consist of drafting an appellate brief and interrogatories. We will also examine, critique, and revise examples of typical written documents in law practice. The students will also present an oral argument based on the appellate briefs. The course will include peer assessment, self-editing, small group and individual conferences, and class presentations. Enrollment is limited to 16 students. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits or 2 writing units.)