Writing and skills courses

 

 

J.D. students are required to pass at least one at least one course with a rigorous writing requirement, one essential skills course, and one upper level skills course in order to graduate.

J.D. students are required to successfully complete (a grade of C-, or better) at least one course with a rigorous writing requirement in order to graduate. Students may take more than one upper level writing course.  The following courses fulfill this requirement.

Fall 2016 / Spring 2017

  • Appellate Advocacy - Fall
  • Current Issues in Health Law & Policy - Fall
  • Defamation Law & Litigation - Fall
  • DWS Pretrial Ad - Fall
  • Judicial Opinion Drafting - Spring
  • Patent Application Practice & Procedure - Fall
  • Patent Practice & Procedure II - Spring
  • Securities Regulation - Spring
  • Writing for Practice - Fall & Spring
     

Fall 2018

Courses fulfilling the Essential Skills requirements (revised 8/13/2018):

  • Criminal Law - Vorenberg
  • DWS Pretrial Ad - Garvey & Phelan
  • Remedies - Sparrow
  • Writing for Practice - Evans

Spring 2019

  • Access to Justice - Plunkett, in conjunction with
    • 1. Secured Transactions  - Murphy, or 2. Negotiable Instruments - Murphy
  • Business Associations - Murphy
  • Evidence - Mirhashem
  • Writing for Practice - Sparrow

    J.D. students are required to take at least one upper level skills course from the menu below.  These courses are designed to help students develop professional skills by simulating 'real world' legal experiences.

    Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

    • Appellate Advocacy - Fall
    • Advanced Legal Research - Spring
    • Advanced Patent Litigation - Spring
    • Consumer & Comm. Practice Clinic - Fall & Spring
    • Contract Design - Spring
    • Copyright Licensing - Spring
    • Criminal Practice Clinic - Fall & Spring
    • Dispute Resolution - Fall
    • DWS Business Transactions - Fall
    • DWS Capstone - Spring
    • DWS Miniseries - Spring
    • DWS Negotiations & ADR - Spring
    • DWS Pretrial Advocacy- Fall
    • DWS Trial Ad - Spring
    • Expert Witness & Scientific Evidence - Spring
    • Fed Trademark & Copyright Reg Prac - Spring
    • Immigration Law Clinic - Fall & Spring
    • Intellectual Property & Transaction Clinic - Fall & Spring
    • Judicial Opinion Drafting - Spring Intersession
    • Law Practice Management - Spring
    • Negotiations Workshop - Spring
    • Patent Application Practice & Procedure - Fall
    • Patent Practice & Procedure I - Fall
    • Patent Practice & Procedure II - Spring
    • Securities Regulation -Spring
    • Trial Advocacy - Fall & Spring
    • Writing for Practice - Fall & Spring