Legal Methods

Course number: LAW 1540

This course provides students with an introduction to legal research and writing. In the autumn term, students will be introduced to legal citations, legal analysis, statutory interpretation, legal research resources, and legal writing. This provides the academic foundation for the clinical component of the course, which will take place in the winter term. During the winter term, students will begin to develop skills in oral advocacy, legal drafting, teamwork, professional ethics, and developing a professional identify in the context of practicing law.

Evaluation: This course is assessed on a Pass/Fail basis, and students must pass all quizzes, assignments, and in-person exercises in order to pass the course. Please note that attendance is mandatory.

INSTRUCTORS: (autumn term): Virginia Torrie

Law Librarian: Matthew Renaud

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