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Law 17 -  Prof David Jordan

 

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Due Dates for Law 17 - Legal Writing - Summer 2008 - Section # 0199 - 7/14 starts, ends 8/17 - Prof J. - abogado@pacbell.net - 818-415-2015

 

http://lamission.edu/law - look at classwiki - http://legalwriting.pbwiki.com - important dates -  see course description-  format for legal writing paper - http://profjordan.pbwiki.com/format - no late work please - http://profj.us/late - there is no textbook for this class. everything is on the internet. 


All of the work below is done under moodle

Week 1 - Due 7-20-08

 

* Read the syllabus for the class  

* How to Improve your writing

 

* Read Legal Writing in Plain English 

* Read Business Letters

* #1 Bostick v. Flex Equipment Co., Inc.

* #2 US v. McCarty 

* #3 Oyoyo v Baylor Healthcare Network 

* #4 Riggs National Bank of Washington v Linch 

* Test # A - Legal Writing in Plain English exercise 

* Test #B Business Letter 

* Forum Discussion 


 

Week 2 - Due 7-27-08

 

* Read Demand Letters 

* Read Legal Opinion Letters 

* Read Legal Argumentation  s

* #5 Watchtower v. Village of Scratton

* #6 Hamdan v Rumsfeld 

* #7 Doe v Chao 

* #8 Norman v Life Care Centers of America

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

* #10 Hudson v Michigan 

* #11 Jackson v Birmingham Board of Education 

* Test #C Demand Letter

* Test D - Legal Opinion Letter 

* Test #E Legal Argumentation

* Forum Discussion "Legal Argumentation"


 

Week 3 - Due 8-03-08

 

* Read How to do an A+ research paper 

* Read Legal Memorandum

* Read Mandatory Settlement Conference 

* #12 case Nixon v Fitzgerald

* #13 case Gonzales v. Raich

* #14 - U.S. v Lopez

* #15 People v Zepeda 

* Test #F Post your thesis for your Legal Writing Paper

* Test #G Legal Memorandum

* Test #H Mandatory Settlement Conference Statement

* Forum Discussion 


 

Week 4 - Due 8-10-08

 

* Read Motion for Summary Judgment

* Read Standard Complaints 

* Read Legal Writing and Research paper 

* #16 - Roper v. Simmons 

* #17 - Gonzalez v. Carhart 

* Test #I Motion for Summary Judgment

* Test #J Standard Complaint 

* Test #K #20 Post the Outline of your final legal writing project

* Forum Discussion - "Summary Judgments - Good or Bad"


 

Week 5 - Due 8-17-08

 

* #18 Balboa Village Inn v. Lemen 

* #19 Ewing v. Northridge Hospital Medical center 

* #20 - Dog Sniff Case 

* Test #L Post your "footnotes" or "end notes" - complete case citations 

* Test # M - Post your Final Legal Writing Paper

* Forum Discussion - "What did you learn?"


 

Grades 

 

Tests  is 30% of your grade

Assignments  are 35% of your grade

Final Legal Research Paper  = 25 % of your grade

Disussion Forums = 10% of your grade and entered at the end of the semester  

 

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

 

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