LRTW (105-1)

I.    Goal

  • To equip new graduate law students with the basic skills in legal research and thesis writing.
  • To enhance presentation skills, especially in English.

II.    Course Structure

  • Part I: Legal analysis and writing
  • Part II: Legal Research (Westlaw and beyond)
  • Part III: Bluebooking

III.    Textbook

  • Harvard Law Review, The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20 ed., 2010).

V.    Mailing List: lrtw@domo.forza.tw

V.    Grading Policy

  • Assignments: 25%.
  • Participation: 25%.
  • Argument Outline: 50%.

VI.    Schedule (tentative, subject to change)

9-14 Course Orientation
9-21 Thesis Construction 1
9-28 Megi Holiday
10-5 Major Resources for Legal Research
10-12 Thesis Construction 2
10-19 AO Practice 1
10-26 Bluebooking 1
11-2 AO Practice 2
11-9 (midterm)
11-16 University Games (no class)
11-23 Bluebooking 2
11-30 AO Practice 3
12-7 Bluebooking 3
12-14 Law & Society Methods and Comparative Studies
12-21 (TBA)
12-28 Final AO Presentation I
1-4 Final AO Presentation II
1-11 (final)