Approach for graded Legal Research class

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Lawquacious
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Approach for graded Legal Research class

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:40 am

At my school I have to take a 1-credit letter-graded 'Legal Research' class (as well as the pass/fail Legal Writing class which is 2 credits. I think I may have to take both of these during the second semester as well as sequels to the first versions).

The reason I'm posting: unlike the main course subjects for which I think I am gaining some general idea of what to expect, I'm really not sure what the best way to approach Legal Research will be. Since it is graded, what is the best way to ensure a good grade for this class? I imagine outlining and other standard approaches won't be so relevant...

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Re: Approach for graded Legal Research class

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:41 am

Write good.

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Re: Approach for graded Legal Research class

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:44 am

Kohinoor wrote:Write good.


:lol: Write well that is..

Seriously though, since it seems the standard advice won't apply to a research class (study of past exams, outlining, being aware of specific rules and being able to interweave etc), is there a particularly helpful study framework to use in approaching a Legal Research class?

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Re: Approach for graded Legal Research class

Postby 270910 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:09 am

Writing well.

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Re: Approach for graded Legal Research class

Postby Blindmelon » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:14 am

Guide to getting an A:
1). When you get the assignment, do it quickly.
2). Give it to your writing instructor as a draft and have her review it.
3). Do EXACTLY what she says in the comments.
4). Repeat step 2-3 until you hand in the final draft.

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Re: Approach for graded Legal Research class

Postby rynabrius » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:24 am

Ask for model assignments from previous students or professionals, and then write like them.

You might also want to check out Eugene Volokh's "Academic Legal Writing." It's a little much for now, but it is an excellent resource.




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