University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2016

Course Description
In this advanced legal writing course, students will gain an insider’s view of the judicial process by following a case pending before the United States Supreme Court. In researching the case and hearing oral arguments, we will learn about the personalities, styles, and strategies of the people writing the briefs and opinions. To learn more about the sophisticated, winning strategies employed in trial and appellate courts, we will examine successful storytelling techniques used by lawyers and judges in active cases, as well as narrative methods from politics, film, and journalism. This course would be ideal for anyone interested in taking a deeper look at the judicial process. It is especially appropriate for anyone who would like to work as a judicial clerk or judge and seeks hands-on practice

Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 03-02-2016 - 04-13-2016  

Dates Day Time Room
03-02-2016 - 04-13-2016   W  9:00 AM-10:50 AM F402

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Method of Evaluation: Grades are based on the quality of written work, which includes a trial court order and a bench brief.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Compressed Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Government & Regulation - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
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Phone: (305)284-1873
Office: C418