Designing and Teaching Advanced Legal Research and Writing Courses
Lucia Ann Silecchia
Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law
Duquesne University Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 2, p. 203, 1995
CUA Columbus School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-23
This article explores the teaching of advanced legal research and writing courses in American law schools. It begins by addressing the need for such courses, followed by a discussion as to why an advanced offering should be an “integrated” course, providing training in both legal research and writing rather than a narrower single-focus course. The article then explores some practical considerations in establishing such a course and offers a model for such a course, based on a curriculum used at Catholic University Law School beginning in 1992.
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Date posted: February 28, 2010