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USC Gould School of Law

Advanced Legal Writing     LAW-601

This course is designed to give upper-division students advanced skills that are critical for effective legal writing, including the ability to (1) develop and analyze legal arguments so that they can be organized into coherent and cogent letters, contracts, and memos; (2) recognize and edit verbose writing; (3) recognize and rephrase ambiguous writing; and (4) subtly edit language to make it more persuasive. The course focuses on written exercises and on drafting types of documents that were not covered in the first-year writing curriculum.

Units 2, 3
Grading Options Numeric Only
Exam Type None
Writing Requirement Yes, with submission of the Upper Division Writing Requirement Form
Skills/Experiential Requirement Yes, if course not used to fulfill writing requirement
Enrollment Limit 12

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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