Persuasive Writing Capstone

Course Description

Allows students the opportunity to conduct in-depth legal research using both print and online resources. Focuses on creating a persuasive legal document, such as a motion, mediation brief, or appellate argument, suitable for publication or use as a writing sample on a job interview.

Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct in-depth legal research on a specific area of law.
  • Complete a subjective legal document, such as a motion, mediation brief, or appellate argument, under the tutelage of a University faculty member.
  • Articulate ways of critically assessing their own subjective legal document.
  • Describe the process of proofreading and editing their subjective legal document.

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School of Professional Studies
Micaela R.
Class of 2014