Legal Writing and Litigation

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2 or 3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: RCC*. The primary emphasis of this course is advanced legal writing and research within the litigation context. The course structure and substantive material will parallel the litigation process from the receipt of a complaint in a factually and legally complex civil case through the motion for summary judgment. Students will gain a refined understanding of the organizational, analytical, creative and critical research and writing experience beginning with the initial exposure to the legal causes of action and culminating with the dispositive motion and response thereto. Course may be offered with a particular substantive focus (e.g., Family Law). Course requirements are fulfilled by research and writing assignments and class participation. There will be no final examination. Satisfies third semester of legal writing and skills course requirements.

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