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American Legal Systems, Research, and Writing | 47xx

American Legal Systems, Research, and Writing is a three-credit course required for students enrolled in the Masters of Legal Studies program. The course covers the foundations of the American Legal system, the structure of state and federal courts, the relationship between the courts and the legislative and executive branches of government, and the anatomy of a lawsuit. In addition, students will have a rigorous writing experience designed to instill in students a competence in legal research, writing, analysis, and the fundamentals of proper attribution. Students will also learn skills essential to success in law school courses, such as how to prepare case briefs, how to take notes in a Socratically-taught course, and how to prepare for and successfully take law school exams.

Prerequisites: N/A
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)


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Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
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