Course Syllabi and Information
Seminars/Independent Research I & II/802 & 803
This class is designed to give students an opportunity to
research a legal topic and write a law review quality paper under
the guidance of a tenured or tenure track professor. The student and
professor will decide on a topic and develop an outline that the
student will use to conduct research and write a paper. As
coordinator of the guided researches, the instructor will conduct a
series of classes to discuss the skills the students will use in
writing their papers and consult with the students regarding the
technical requirements of producing a quality paper. Substantive
materials will not be discussed.
Syllabus for Independent Research I & II
Seminars/Advanced Legal Analysis/832
This course examines legal methods, case analysis, legal
writing, problem analysis, statutory analysis and legal research.
The legal methods component entails case analyses, synthesis and
statutory analysis. Students will be exposed to synthesizing
judicial decisions, distinguishing and analyzing statutory law, and
identifying and framing legal issues as they relate to statutory
The legal writing and problem analysis component necessitate
identifying issues related to the applicable statutory law,
analyzing possible solutions to issues, and reaching conclusions to
resolve those issues.
The legal research component involve researching cases relating
to the applicable statute, researching articles and utilizing
different legal resources as well as electronic research. Students
are expected to develop skills beyond those learned in introductory
legal analysis courses.
Syllabus for Advanced Legal Analysis