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Introduction to Legal Thinking

  • Summer 1 2021-2022

    June 14, 2022 - Aug 1, 2022 For All Students Register
  • Summer 2 2021-2022

    July 5, 2022-Aug 22, 2022 For All Students Register
  • Semester 1 2022-2023

    Aug 31, 2022-Dec 16, 2022 For Members Register
  • Semester 2 2022-2023

    Jan 11, 2023-April 28, 2023 For Members Register

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 will sharpen their ability to think like lawyers who research, write and speak persuasively. The course will focus 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 will approach such questions as the law and equity, the concept of justice, jurisprudence and legal ethics.

NCAA-approved course

UC-approved course

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