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Law 17 - Legal Writing - Prof David Jordan

Due Dates for Law 17 - Sundays - Legal Writing -Fall 2008 - Section # 0368 - Prof J. - email: abogado@pacbell.net 


general syllabus - look at classwiki - http://legalwriting.pbwiki.com - important dates - see course description - http://www.lamission.edu/disciplines/law.html - login to class - law17-tests - law17-cases - law17-resources - format for legal writing paper - http://profjordan.pbwiki.com/format - law home page - http://lamission.edu/law - read about moodle


Work in Law 17 is due on Sundays at 11:55 pm - no late work please - http://profj.us/late -


 Syllabus &  there is no textbook for this class. everything is on the internet.


Distribution of 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 = 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 9-07-08

 

    * Read the syllabus for the class


Week 2 - Due 9-14-08

 

    * Read Legal Writing in Plain English 

  • #1 Valley Forge case Assignment  
  • #2 New Orleans v. Dukes - "Grandfather Clause" Assignment  
  • Test #A - Legal Writing in Plain English Assignment
  • Forum - "What is Good Writing"

Week 3 - Due 9-21-08

 

    * Read Business Letters

    * #3  "Whose Dance is it Anyway" - develop school district policy

    * #4  Death Penalty - Baze v. Rees case

    * Test #B  Legal Demand Letter 

    * Post the Topic for Your Final Paper


Week 4 - Due 9-28-08

 

    * Read Demand Letters 

    * #5 Marbury vs. Madiscon case 

    * #6 Blakey v. Continental Airlines

 

    * Test #C Demand Letter 


Week 5 - Due 10-05-08

 

    * Read Legal Opinion Letters 

    * #7 Stansbury v. California case

    * #8 Freedom of Speech - Hazelwood case

    * Test D - Legal Opinion Letter 


Week 6 - Due  10-12-08

 

    * Read Legal Argumentation

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

    * #10 Hudson v Michigan instructions-hudson 

    * #11 Jackson v Birmingham Board of Education instructions-jackson 

    * Test #E Legal Argumentation instructions-argumentation


Week 7 - Due 10-19-08

 

    * Read How to do an A+ research paper 

    * #12 case Nixon v Fitzgerald 

    * #13 case Gonzales v. Raich 

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


Week 8 - Due 10-26-08

 

    * Read Legal Memorandum 

    * #14 - U.S. v Lopez 

    * Test #G Legal Memorandum 


Week 9 - Due  11-02-08

 

    * Read Mandatory Settlement Conference 

    * #15 People v Zepeda 

    * Test #H Mandatory Settlement Conference Statement - msc-brief 


Week 10 - Due 11-09-08

 

    * #16 Roper v Simmons

    * Read Motion for Summary Judgment

    * Test #I Motion for Summary Judgment 

    * Read Standard Complaints

    * Test #J Standard Complaint 


Week 11 - 11-16-08

 

    * Read Legal Writing and Research paper

    * #17 - Gonzales v Carhart 

    * #18 - Balboa Island Village v. Anne Lemen 

    * Test #K - Post the Outline - law17-outline - of your final legal writing project


Week 12 - Due 11-30-08

 

    * Read "Putting Together End Notes"

    * #19 Ewing v Northridge Hospital Medical Center i

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


Week 13 - Due  12-07-08

 

    * #20 - Dog Sniff case 


Week 15 - Due 12-14-08

 

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


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