LRTW (103-1)

I.    Goal

  • To equip new graduate law students with the basic skills in legal research and thesis writing.

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 (19 ed., 2010).

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

V.    Grading Policy

  • Participation: 30%.
  • Bluebooking: 20%.
  • Argument Outline: 50%.

VI.    Schedule (tentative, subject to change)

9-17 Course Orientation
9-24 How to Write a Policy Oriented Legal Thesis I
10-1 Westlaw & Bluebooking I
10-8 How to Write a Policy Oriented Legal Thesis II
10-15 AO Practice 1
10-22 Westlaw & Bluebooking II
10-29 Westlaw & Bluebooking III
11-5 AO Practice 2
11-12 (midterm)
11-19 University Games (no class)
11-26 AO Practice 3
12-3 Westlaw & Bluebooking IV
12-10 Law & Society Methods and Comparative Studies
12-17 (TBA)
12-24 (TBA)
12-31 Final AO Presentation I
1-7 Final AO Presentation II
1-14 (final)