Law 393 - Written Legal Analysis

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

P. Goodman


General Course Description:

Course is limited to 3L J.D. students only.  Application is required to enroll: deadline 12:00 noon, Friday, November 6. Graded on a Pass/No Pass basis.

The course explores the fundamentals of effective written legal analysis. Through repetition and feedback, students practice committing sound legal analysis to writing in a clear and organized manner, with a strong emphasis on practice-oriented application of law to fact. Students must be prepared to complete several written assignments, assigned at weekly intervals throughout the semester. Topics to be covered include analyzing the types of issues presented; pre-writing issue analysis; response organization; rule articulation; presenting effective argument structure; developing explicit argument based on factual inferences; and writing and editing technique. Because students will not be focusing intensively on a single writing project, this course does not satisfy the Substantial Analytic Writing Requirement.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Patrick Goodman 21S 393 LEC 1 TR 9:00 AM - 9:55 AM 2.0 No No
  Prerequisite: 3L J.D. students only. Application required to enroll; deadline: Noon on 11/6/20.
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Patrick Goodman 19S 393 LEC 1 TR 10:50 AM - 11:45 AM 2.0 No No
  Application required to enroll and by invitation only. Application deadline 12:00 noon, October 19.
Patrick Goodman 20S 393 LEC 1 TR 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM 2.0 No No
  Application required to enroll and by invitation only. Application deadline 12:00 noon, October 19.