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Law17-Fall2016

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Law 17 - Legal Writing -Section  #3238
On Campus/Hybrid Class
Meetings: Tuesdays - 8:30 - 9:55 pm CMS 023
 Prof  Henry Soledad  - Read  Dear Online Student -  Study Guide and Welcome Message

Academic Calendar
 


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Distribution of Grades

Tests  is 30% of your grade

Assignments  are 30% of your grade

Final Legal Research Paper  = 25 % of your grade

Discussion Forums = 15% of your grade and entered at the end of the semester


A = 90% or above

B = 80% or above

C = 70% or above

D = 60% or above

A grade of C or greater is required to pass the class


Week 1 - Due 9/4/16

    * Read the syllabus for the class


Week 2 - Due 9/11/16

 

    * Read Legal Writing in Plain English 

  • #1 How to Write an A+ Paper
  • #2  Finding a legal topic for your final research paper
  • Test #A - Legal Writing in Plain English Assignment
  • weekly forum discussion

Week 3 - Due 9/18/16

 

    * Read Business Letters

    * #3 Klayman v Obama (NSA case)

    * #4  Ligon v New York (Stop and Frisk case)

    * Test #B  Legal Demand Letter 

    * Post the Topic for Your Final Paper

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 4 - Due 9/25/16

 

    * Read Demand Letters 

    * #5 Hispanic Interest Coalition (Immigration case)

    * #6 Little v State of Florida (Stand your Ground case)

    * Test #C Demand Letter

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 5 - Due 10/2/16

 

    * Read Legal Opinion Letters 

    * #7 Snyder v Phelps

    * #8 Osama Bin Laden Photos

    * Test D - Legal Opinion Letter 

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 6 - Due 10/9/16

 

    * Read Legal Argumentation

    * #9 Post Research Topic and Preliminary Information on your Legal Writing Paper

    * #10  Melgar v Greene

    * #11  Luke Gannon v. State of Kansas

    * Test #E Legal Argumentation instructions-argumentation

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 7 - Due 10/16/16

 

    * Read How to do an A+ research paper     *  


Week 8 - Due  10/23/16

 

    * Read Legal Memorandum     *

 


Week 9 - Due  10/30/16    

 


Week 10 - Due  11/6/16

 

    * #16  Fernandez v California 

    * Read Motion for Summary Judgment

    * Test #I Motion for Summary Judgment 

    * Read Standard Complaints

    * Test #J Draft a Standard Complaint 

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 11 - Due   11/13/16

 

  • Read Legal Writing and Research paper
  • #17 -Lane v Franks
  • #18 - Trademark Infringement - Sobmondo Entertainment v. Falls Media
  • Test #K - Post the Outline - law17-outline - of your final legal writing project
  • weekly forum discussion

Week 12 - Due  11/20/16

 

    * Read "Putting Together End Notes"

    * #19 Credit Default Swap Agreement - Citigroup case

    * Test #L Post your "footnotes" or "end notes" - law17-footnotes - complete case citations, and not just internet websites

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 13 - Due 11/27/16

 

    * #20 - Dog Sniff case 

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 14 - Due  12/4/16

    * Test # M - Post your Final Legal Writing Project - law17-final-paper

  • weekly forum discussion

 

 

updated:  8/14/16


 

 

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