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Law17-Spring2013

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Law 17 - Legal Writing - #3304
Hybrid - On Campus
Tuesdays, 6:50 - 8:20 pm, CSB 102A
 Prof  Valerie Lopez - Read  Dear Online Student -  Study Guide and Welcome Message

Academic Calendar
 


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 2/10/13

 

    * Read the syllabus for the class


Week 2 - Due 2/17/13

 

    * 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
  • weekly forum discussion

Week 3 - Due  2/24/13

 

    * 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

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 4 - Due  3/3/13

 

    * Read Demand Letters 

    * #5 Marbury vs. Madiscon case 

    * #6 Blakey v. Continental Airlines

    * Test #C Demand Letter

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 5 - Due 3/10/13

 

    * Read Legal Opinion Letters 

    * #7 Stansbury v. California case

    * #8 Freedom of Speech - Hazelwood case

    * Test D - Legal Opinion Letter 

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 6 - Due 3/17/13

 

    * 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

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 7 - Due 3/24/13

 

    * Read How to do an A+ research paper 

    *   #12  Pennoyer v Neff

    *  #13 case 

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

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 8 - Due  3/31/13

 

    * Read Legal Memorandum 

    * #14 - Erie v. Thompkins

    * Test #G Legal Memorandum 

  • weekly forum discussion \
  • Spring Break 4/1 - 4/7 

 


Week 9 - Due  4/14/13

 

    * Read Mandatory Settlement Conference 

    *  #15 Affirmative Action - Grutter and Fisher cases

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

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 10 - Due  4/21/13

 

    * #16 Roper v Simmons

    * Read Motion for Summary Judgment

    * Test #I Motion for Summary Judgment 

    * Read Standard Complaints

    * Test #J Standard Complaint 

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 11 - Due -  4/28/13

 

  • Read Legal Writing and Research paper
  • #17 - Child Custody - Nicolson v. Pappalardo
  • #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  5/5/13

 

    * 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  5/12/13

 

    * #20 - Dog Sniff case 

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 14 - Due  5/19/13

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

  • weekly forum discussion

Week 15 - Due  5/26/13

    *  TBA

Week 16 - Due  6/2/13

    *  TBA

 

updated:  1/24/13


 

 

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