Instructor(s): Sara Faherty

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 cultivates analytical, research and writing skills through problem based learning. Students will 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. Class participation entails regular attendance, frequent input into discussion and a short, informal presentation. The development of the skills in this course will assist students in their academic course work and prepare them for their professional careers.

Evaluation
1 analytical assignment of 1,500-2,000 words (20%), a rewrite of that memorandum of 2,000 – 2,500 words (30%), a longer piece of advocacy writing of 2,500 – 3,000 words (40%), and class participation (10%).

At a Glance

First Term
Credits
3
Hours
2

Enrolment

Maximum
25
25 JD

Schedule

Th: 2:10 - 4:00