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14th Annual Richard Grand Damages Argument Competition Award-Winners Announced Read more...

Posted: 04/21/2014

 

Conversations with Bob Mundheim Continues with John Cannon of Shearman & Sterling Read more...

Posted: 04/07/2014

 

Board of Regents Approves Reduction in Arizona Law Nonresident Tuition Read more...

Posted: 04/04/2014

 

Peter Mundheim & Brandon Becker Join Prof. Mundheim in the Conversation Series Read more...

Posted: 03/31/2014

 

Conversations with Bob Mundheim Start March 24, 2014 Read more...

Posted: 03/24/2014

 

Arizona Law Career Development Starts Interview Program in Phoenix Read more...

Posted: 03/14/2014

 

Arizona Law and Quarles & Brady Partner to Launch Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic Read more...

Posted: 03/11/2014

 

UANews Features Prof. Anaya's Work as Teacher & International Human Rights Expert Read more...

Posted: 02/27/2014

 

Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Rewards Excellence in Legal Writing Read more...

Posted: 02/17/2014

 

Prof Anaya Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Read more...

Posted: 02/07/2014

 

Environmental Breakfast Club 2013 - 2014 Schedule Read more...

Posted: 09/11/2013

 

 

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Legal Process, Analysis, and Writing.  Lawyers solve problems. This course is designed to introduce you to a variety of the skills necessary to solve legal problems. The focus this semester is on objective written communication. The easiest way to become an excellent lawyer is to hone the skills every solid professional writer possesses, including skeptical curiosity, a sense for organization and detail, and, of course, impeccable writing skills. This course will " develop and sharpen the knowledge and skills key to the effective practice of law; including the basic structure of the U.S. legal system, case and statutory analysis, recognizing distinctions between holding and dicta, and understanding the role of precedent and hierarchy of authority; " emphasize the need to identify purpose, audience, and context for each document; " address fundamental principles of organization on a large-scale and small-scale basis; " include instruction in writing, research, legal citation, and oral advocacy.

 

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