USA LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING

LAW5ULW

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will learn the basics of the U.S. legal system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. Students are then taught the fundamentals of legal research and writing in the American legal system. The subject will culminate in a take-home examination consisting of the drafting of an objective legal memorandum with research materials provided.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCulture to Culture: A Guide to U.S. Legal WritingPrescribedRamsfield, JCAROLINA UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsLegal Writing: Getting It Right and Getting It WrittenRecommendedRay, M & Ramsfield, JTHOMSON WEST PUBLISHING

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Melbourne, 2014, Week 06-07, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 06 - 07
Five 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Class participation10
One 6,000-7,000- word take-home examination90