Law 406 - Legal Research, Writing and Analysis for LLMs

Jeffrey C. Berman

Jeffrey C. Berman

Lecturer in Law
B.A. University of Pennsylvania, 2002
J.D. Columbia Law School, 2005
Course Description:

This 2-unit course will satisfy the Revised New York Court of Appeals Rule 520.6 (as amended January 12, 2012), enabling L.L.M. students to take the New York Bar Exam. During the semester, students will develop skills needed by practicing lawyers, including legal research, writing and analysis. These skills will be taught through the clinical method with students learning through practice and feedback. Students will be taught how to proficiently research their client’s problems and analyze how the law applies to their client’s situation. The course will then focus on how to draft predictive memoranda that objectively explain how the law applies to the client’s situation. Students will have several writing assignments throughout the semester and the course will be graded on a pass, no pass basis.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Jeffrey Berman 17S 406 LEC 1 R 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 2.0 No No
  Law 406 is limited to foreign LLM students.
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Spring 2017 LEC 1
Harvard Law Review Association. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation  20th ed.  
ISBN: 9780692400197. Harvard Law Review Association. REQUIRED $38.75
Nedzel, Nadia E. Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students  3rd ed.  
ISBN: 9781454805502. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. REQUIRED $109.00
Garner, Bryan A. Legal Writing in Plain English: a Text with Exercises  2nd ed.  
ISBN: 9780226283937. University of Chicago Press. OPTIONAL $20.00