Lawyering Process

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Students learn by assuming the role of lawyers giving legal advice to clients in realistic fact situations. They perform hands-on legal research, under the guidance of the Westminster Law Library Reference Librarians, and they draft complex legal documents. In the first semester, students are introduced to legal research and to objective legal writing by preparing an office memorandum. In the second semester, students research and write a persuasive appellate brief. Students further enhance their skills by presenting their argument orally to a panel of judges at the end of the term.

The Lawyering Process Program is an innovative two-semester course designed to introduce our first year students to the essential tools of lawyering:

  • Categories and Weight of Legal Authorities
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Legal Communication – Written and Oral

Academic Achievement Program
Legal Research Resources
LP Faculty and Staff
Streaming Videos
Technology 
TWEN
Useful Links and Tutorials

Academic Achievement Program

The Academic Achievement Program provides useful resources to students throughout their law school experience. Visit their website for more information including the Writing Tips.

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Legal Research Resources

Legal Research Guides, Resource Maps, and Legal Research Tips – Useful information regarding research tools and skills needed for LP.

Students learn by assuming the role of lawyers giving legal advice to clients in realistic fact situations. They perform hands-on legal research, under the guidance of the Westminster Law Library Reference Librarians, and they draft complex legal documents. In the first semester, students are introduced to legal research and to objective legal writing by preparing an office memorandum. In the second semester, students research and write a persuasive appellate brief. Students further enhance their skills by presenting their argument orally to a panel of judges at the end of the term.

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LP Faculty and Staff

There are currently nine Lawyering Process faculty members, including one director and a program coordinator. Click here to learn more about them.

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Streaming Videos

Miss a presentation or event? Visit our active list of videos to catch what you missed.

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Technology

Learn more about the technology used within LP. You can also register for training here.

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TWEN

TWEN – First year students enrolled in this course can access TWEN to view their specific course syllabus and materials. This is a online tool used by most faculty in the law school.

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Useful Links and Tutorials

Click here to view various links and tutorials about grammar, writing, plagiarism and citation.

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