Instructor(s): Neil Guthrie

Note: The Blackboard program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Blackboard as soon as confirmed in the course in order to obtain course information.

This course aims to cultivate analytical, research and writing skills through problem-based learning. The approach will be to use actual fact situations to hone such skills as: identifying legal issues; formulating research strategies and methodologies; efficiently using relevant secondary sources; usefully integrating print resources with electronic resources; analyzing and synthesizing applicable primary sources; applying critical thinking; and writing clearly and effectively. The development of the skills in this course will assist students in their academic course work and prepare them for their professional careers.

Evaluation
A memorandum of law 1,750 – 2,500 words (30%), client update 1,200-1,500 words (15%), contract 1,200-1,500 words (15%), factum 2,500- 3,750 words (30%), and class participation (10%).

At a Glance

First Term
Credits
3
Hours
2

Enrolment

Maximum
30
30 JD

Schedule

W: 8:30 - 10:20