[lrtw] 9/29 How to Write a Policy Oriented Legal Thesis

Reading & Assignment

Read Grand Justice Interpretation 678 and write a 3-paragraph memo:

  • para. 1: what does the majority says?
  • para. 2: what’s the difference in opinion between G.J. 許宗力 (concurring) & the majority?
  • para. 3: what’s the difference in opinion between G.J.林子儀 and 李震山 (concurring in part and dissenting in part) & the majority?

Use at most 500 words for each paragraph.

Intro. to Am. Law

[ITAL] 6/17 Legal Scholarship


  • Gary Minda, One Hundred Years of Modern Legal Thought: From Langdell and Holmes to Posner and Schlag, 28 Ind. L. Rev. 353 (1995).

Assignment: Feminist Legal Theory

  • Hints: What is Feminist legal theory? What are the main approaches? Who are the leading scholars in this field? What influence does it have on mainstream legal thoughts, legal professions, and legal practices?
Intro. to Am. Law

[ITAL] 6/10 Legal Education & Legal Profession


  • Text: ch. 13.
  • “Paper Chase” (the movie).

Assignment: The Law School

  • Hints: How does a college student prepare herself in order to get into a law school? What does a typical law school curriculum look like? How does it contrast with ours? What is the average faculty/student ratio of law schools? What do law students do beside attending classes? How do law students find jobs? What is bar review?