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These funds will be used at the discretion of Dean Sylvester, who is taking a particular focus on assisting students who may be experiencing financial hardships related to limited income, food shortages, unexpected expenses, and other matters related to their well-being. Every gift, no matter the amount, will help. Thank you.
Legal Method and Writing at ASU Law is an integral part of the curriculum. The curriculum lays the foundation for additional writing experiences, including journals and clerkships, and a number of students have won national writing awards. Significant attributes of the Legal Method and Writing program include: being ranked No. 7 by U.S. News and World Report; full-time faculty with more than 150 years of combined teaching experience; first-semester sections limited to 20 or fewer students to permit in-depth instruction and ample individualized feedback; and course offerings that include required first-year courses and diverse elective courses.
The first-year curriculum includes two foundational courses: Legal Method and Writing and Legal Advocacy. In these two courses, students learn and master the following skills: rule synthesis; issue identification; analogical reasoning; organizational paradigms that express legal reasoning; legal writing style; citation format; objective and persuasive legal writing; legal research; and oral presentation.
Furthermore, the research and writing curriculum at ASU Law is designed to ensure practice-ready students as they begin externships, summer jobs, and legal careers. Offerings include the following upper-level courses:
Our graduates have a solid foundation in legal research and writing because they understand the requirements of successful communication in practice.
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Legal Method and Writing Brochure