Applied Legal Theory and Analysis (1080)
Applied Legal Theory and Analysis is a required first-year course that teaches students the fundamental lawyering skills of communication, research, legal analysis and reasoning, and problem solving. ALTA begins with doctrine most often conceptually difficult material from the law of Contract and requires students to apply that doctrine at increasingly sophisticated levels in the context of preparing specific documents common to the practice of law. There are three units of research and writing assignments. The first unit explores the foreseeability element of consequential damages, the second unit delves into consideration doctrine, and the third unit involves a federal statutory issue. 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' participation in the G. Mennen Williams Moot Court Competition.
- Credits: 5