Advanced Legal Writing: Gender & Law (LAW-929G-001A)
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Advanced Legal Writing is designed to assist students in writing a publishable quality article or a paper that will satisfy WCL’s Upper Level Writing or LLM paper requirements. At the conclusion of the course, all students will have a writing sample that demonstrates their writing skills and highlights their interest in Gender and Law. The course provides students with a unique opportunity to improve their writing skills while developing an expertise in an area pertaining to gender and law. The course will proceed as a writing workshop/seminar as students work through the process of selecting and researching a topic, developing a thesis, creating an annotated bibliography, drafting the paper, and, finally, revising and perfecting the paper into a quality product. While all papers will address some aspect of the intersection of gender and law, nearly all course readings will focus on the research and writing process. Students will engage in in-class exercises and weekly assignments to help them select an interesting and timely topic, develop a strong thesis, structure compelling arguments, write clear and lively prose, and get published. Students will receive extensive feedback from classmates and the instructor, as well as comment on other students’ work.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Volokh, ACADEMIC LEGAL WRITING: LAW REVIEW ARTICLES, STUDENT NOTES, SEMINAR PAPERS AND GETTING ON LAW REVIEW (5th ed. 2016). Clark and Murray, SCHOLARLY WRITING (2012). Additional readings will be posted to MyWCL.
First Class Readings
Clark and Murray, pp. 3-14.
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