Business Law

Course NameFundamentals of Legal Research, Writing & Analysis
Course CodeLEG099
DescriptionStudents will be introduced to the fundamentals of legal research, writing and analysis. The approach to this area is very different than research and writing many students have engaged in before entering law school. This course will give students experience that will help them understand how to conduct legal research, understand what they are reading and where the law comes from, how to engage in legal analysis, and how to put this all into legal writing. This course will provide a foundation for their first-year core classes.
Learning OutcomesOne successful completion of the course, students will be expected to:
– Understanding how to read cases and statutes;
– Critically analyze a case and/or fact pattern, and prepare arguments while correctly identifying and respecting the main issue of the case;
– Identifying legal sources;
– Develop proficiency in legal research;
– Begin to develop efficient and persuasive oral presentation skills;
– Characterize and differentiate tort law, law on crime, law on contracts and constitutional law.
SchoolJohn H. Carey II School of Law
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS