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Introduction to Legal Thinking

  • Summer 1 2023

    June 15, 2023 - Aug 2, 2023 For All Students Register
  • Summer 2 2023

    July 6, 2023-Aug 23, 2023 For All Students Register
  • Semester 1 2023-2024

    Aug 30, 2023-Dec 15, 2023 For Members Registration closed
  • Semester 2 2023-2024

    Jan 10, 2024-April 26, 2024 For Members Registration closed

Course Overview

Inspired by GOA’s popular Medical Problem Solving series, this course uses a case-based approach to give students a practical look into the professional lives of lawyers and legal thinking. By studying and debating a series of real legal cases, students sharpen their ability to think like lawyers who research, write, and speak persuasively.

The course focuses on problems that lawyers encounter in daily practice, and on the rules of professional conduct case law. In addition to practicing writing legal briefs, advising fictional clients, and preparing opening and closing statements for trial, students approach such questions as the law and equity, the concept of justice, jurisprudence, and legal ethics.

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