Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Courses I - L

881: Legal Research and Writing I

Credit Hours

2

Description

This course is required for international students in the LL.M. in U.S. Law or the LL.M. in International Law.

During the fall semester, students take Legal Research and Writing I and are introduced to legal research methods and the fundamentals of legal writing.  Students read and analyze legal authority and learn how to apply the legal authorities to particular fact situations.  Through a series of legal memoranda and exam writing assignments, students develop their analytical and writing skills.   Students are taught legal research methods through written exercises, research memos, and lectures.  During the spring semester, students take Legal Research and Writing II which builds on the basic writing, analysis, and research skills learned in the first semester.  In the spring semester, students are also introduced to persuasive writing and learn how to present an oral argument to the court.   Computerized research techniques are included in the course.