Comparative Legal Writing and Research (1070)
Comparative Legal Writing and Research is a comprehensive comparative research and writing course for students in the dual J.D. program with the University of Windsor. Students learn the differences and similarities between the legal systems of the United States and Canada including, among other things, governmental structure, court structure, jurisdiction, procedure, statutes, case law, administrative materials, secondary materials, ethics, research and citation. Equally important, they explore the writing protocols in each country and prepare a number of written assignments. The law of Contract provides the doctrinal focus for many of the research and writing assignments. The fall semester focuses on predictive writing, and the winter semester focuses on persuasive writing and transactional drafting. The highlight of the course involves students participating in two moot court experiences, each one specifically designed for the jurisdiction in which it takes place.
- Credits: 9