Intermediate Legal Analysis | L4015
Intermediate Legal Analysis will provide students with instruction in analytical skills in substantive areas of the law taught in the first year curriculum. Students will do multiple short assignments, primarily practice exams, in small sections. 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. 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.
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)