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Judicial Opinion Writing     LAW-873

This course introduces students to the workings of judicial chambers and will explore how judges make decisions. Throughout the semester students will be exposed to, and write, different types of documents commonly used by judges to communicate their decisions such as jury instructions, trial court orders, and appellate court opinions in both federal civil and criminal cases. Substantive topics will include everything from civil rights cases to intellectual property disputes and criminal sentencings to habeas corpus petitions.

Units 2, 3, 4
Grading Options Numeric only
Exam Type None
Writing Requirement Yes, with submission of the Upper Division Writing Requirement Form
Skills/Experiential Requirement No

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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