427 - Legal Writing for Judicial Chambers LAWR (2 hours)
This course focuses on the various tasks associated with being a judicial clerk in federal or state court. Students will move between the roles of clerk and judge as they complete writing assignments pertinent to the work of trial court and appellate court clerks. Major graded components will include writing a bench memo; drafting jury instructions; drafting a trial court opinion; making a panel presentation and participating in a panel conference; and writing a majority appellate opinion. The course is a 2-hour seminar designed to satisfy LAWR III.