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
Amelia Collins 20F 108A DIS 1C W 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM
F 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM
2.0 No No
Amelia Collins 20F 108A DIS 1E W 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM
F 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM
2.0 No No
Julie Cramer 20F 108A DIS 1G W 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM
F 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM
2.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 20F 108A DIS 1D TF 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 20F 108A DIS 1J W 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM
F 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM
2.0 No No
Jason Light 20F 108A DIS 1H W 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM
F 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM
2.0 No No
Jason Light 20F 108A DIS 1L WF 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 20F 108A DIS 1B WF 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 20F 108A DIS 1F WF 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No
Sarah Wetzstein 20F 108A DIS 1A W 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM
F 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM
2.0 No No
Sarah Wetzstein 20F 108A DIS 1I TF 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Andrew Whitcup 20F 108A DIS 1K WF 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No
Andrew Whitcup 20F 108A DIS 1P W 5:30 PM - 6:55 PM
F 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM
2.0 No No
  Section P is limited to students participating in the Epstein Public Interest Law Program.
Amelia Collins 21S 108B DIS 1C TR 8:50 AM - 10:15 AM 3.0 No No
Amelia Collins 21S 108B DIS 1E TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Julie Cramer 21S 108B DIS 1G TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 21S 108B DIS 1D TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 21S 108B DIS 1J MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Jason Light 21S 108B DIS 1H TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Jason Light 21S 108B DIS 1L MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 21S 108B DIS 1B TR 8:50 AM - 10:15 AM 3.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 21S 108B DIS 1F TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Sarah Wetzstein 21S 108B DIS 1A TR 8:50 AM - 10:15 AM 3.0 No No
Sarah Wetzstein 21S 108B DIS 1I TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Andrew Whitcup 21S 108B DIS 1K MW 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Andrew Whitcup 21S 108B DIS 1P WF 8:50 AM - 10:15 AM 3.0 No No