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Margaret A. Schilt : Courses and Seminars

Writing and Research in the U.S. Legal System
LAWS 53266
(BID, SEM, LEC)In this seminar, international LLM students learn research and writing skills essential to the practice of U.S. law. Students learn how to use these skills to win arguments, persuade clients and sharpen their own thinking. We discuss and practice the major principles of legal writing in plain English - no jargon, no legalese. The class functions largely as a workshop where we apply multiple research techniques and analyze the impact of various writing styles. Students meet individually with the instructor throughout the course. Regular class attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all assignments before the take-home examination, which determines the student’s grade. This class is open only to LLM students and satisfies the legal research and writing prerequisite for the New York Bar exam.
Autumn 2016
Elizabeth S. Duquette, Margaret A. Schilt
Writing and Research in the U.S. Legal System
LAWS 53266
(BID, SEM, LEC)In this seminar, international LLM students learn research and writing skills essential to the practice of U.S. law. Students learn how to use these skills to win arguments, persuade clients and sharpen their own thinking. We discuss and practice the major principles of legal writing in plain English - no jargon, no legalese. The class functions largely as a workshop where we apply multiple research techniques and analyze the impact of various writing styles. Students meet individually with the instructor throughout the course. Regular class attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all assignments before the take-home examination, which determines the student’s grade. This class is open only to LLM students and satisfies the legal research and writing prerequisite for the New York Bar exam.
Winter 2017
Elizabeth S. Duquette, Margaret A. Schilt