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LAW 599 – U.S. Culture & Language for Law (Prof. Schaetzel, Spring 2022)

Course Description

This seminar is designed to prepare students for the teaching and learning in US law classes and to give them an opportunity to review the principles of US academic legal discourse. It introduces students to how professors expect them to learn in US law classes, to US written discourse structure, to using and attributing source materials, and to reviewing legal English sentence structure, grammar, and mechanics. Students will practice the skills they learn through the development and writing of a short paper. In this course, you are expected to write a brief analysis of the potential reform of law in your country or in the U.S. Working on this project may require foreign and/or comparative law research.