Intermediate Legal Analysis | L4015

Intermediate Legal Analysis will provide second year students with instruction in analytical skills in a particular substantive area taught in the first year curriculum, utilizing multiple short-writing assignments with no more than 30 students per section. The course is a skills-based course, designed to develop analytical strategies necessary for success in law school, including rule synthesis and application, statutory interpretation, case analysis and briefing, fact evaluation, discernment of legal principles and theories, and effectiveness in written communication. The course will provide multiple opportunities for practice and feedback with exercises designed to help students learn, understand, and recall course materials with a particular emphasis in developing writing approaches and strengths for solving hypothetical legal problems. The course sections will be taught primarily by academic achievement lecturers. Upon successful completion of the coursework, students should be able to separate relevant from irrelevant facts, analyze statutory and case materials, apply relevant law to material facts in a competent manner to solve hypothetical legal problems, communicate effectively in writing, and complete analytical tasks within limited time constraints. The course will conclude with a final exam.

Prerequisites: 2L Students
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course meets the Upper Level Writing requirement. (ULW)

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Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208