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USC Gould School of Law

Advanced Legal Writing for Pretrial Practice     LAW-882

This course builds on the fundamentals taught in first-year legal writing and exposes students to additional motions and other types of legal writing typically handled by law firm associates during pretrial litigation. Although the context of the course assignments is litigation, the course objective is to hone the legal writing skills you will need as a practicing attorney in any field, regardless of whether litigation is your focus. The course assignments and exercises follow the stages of a case from the pleadings through summary judgment.

Units 2, 3
Grading Options Numeric Only
Exam Type None
Writing Requirement Yes
Skills/Experiential Requirement No

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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