Law 108A/B - Legal Research and Writing

General Course Description:

Legal Research and Writing is the students’ foundational clinical course and focuses on practice-oriented legal analysis. During this yearlong course students develop the analytic skill set needed by practicing lawyers and desired by legal employers.  Students are introduced to fundamentals of legal reasoning, the structure of objective and persuasive arguments, effective written analysis, legal research methods, statutory interpretation, compelling oral advocacy, fact investigation, client counseling, and negotiation.  These analytic skills are taught using the clinical method, with the client’s perspective firmly in mind and with the students learning by acting as lawyers.  By learning how to function as practicing lawyers, students can succeed in their summer jobs, and in their careers when they graduate.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Julie Cramer 18F 108A DIS 1H TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 18F 108A DIS 1D TR 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 2.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 18F 108A DIS 1E TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Jason Light 18F 108A DIS 1A MW 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM 2.0 No No
Jason Light 18F 108A DIS 1G MW 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 2.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 18F 108A DIS 1J TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 18F 108A DIS 1K MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Todd Schneider 18F 108A DIS 1F MW 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 2.0 No No
Todd Schneider 18F 108A DIS 1I TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Sarah Wetzstein 18F 108A DIS 1C MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Sarah Wetzstein 18F 108A DIS 1L TR 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No
Andrew Whitcup 18F 108A DIS 1B MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Andrew Whitcup 18F 108A DIS 1P TR 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 2.0 No No
  Section P is limited to students participating in the Epstein Public Interest Law Program.
Julie Cramer 19S 108B DIS 1H TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 19S 108B DIS 1D MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 19S 108B DIS 1E MW 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM 3.0 No No
Jason Light 19S 108B DIS 1A MW 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 3.0 No No
Jason Light 19S 108B DIS 1G MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 19S 108B DIS 1J TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 19S 108B DIS 1K TR 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 3.0 No No
Todd Schneider 19S 108B DIS 1F MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Todd Schneider 19S 108B DIS 1I TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Sarah Wetzstein 19S 108B DIS 1C MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Sarah Wetzstein 19S 108B DIS 1L TR 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 3.0 No No
Andrew Whitcup 19S 108B DIS 1B TR 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 3.0 No No
Andrew Whitcup 19S 108B DIS 1P M 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM
W 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM
3.0 No No