Legal Drafting II

Course Code: 
LAW 146
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
2
ECTS: 
2
Course Language: 
Türkçe
Course Objectives: 
Understand basic legal writing skills in English Learn how to use case law Learn how to research case law Learn how much to formulate a question presented/ and fact section Be able to write in IRAC
Course Content: 

Legal writing, research and reasoning. This course mainly focuses on creating a persuasive legal brief and in regard to teach students

Practical skills necessary for all lawyers.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Case study / practical course
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Presentation C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Understanding basic legal writing skills in English, learning how to use case law, learning how to research case law, learning how to formulate a

Question presented/ and fact section and being

able to write in IRAC.

     

 

 

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to Westlaw  
2 Review issues with the research assignment/ introduction

To the fact pattern and the concept of persuasive writing

 
3 In class assignment: write a question presented  
4 Discuss research status, what cases are relevant  
5 How to write an annotated outline  
6 Review annotated outline  
7 Mid-term exam  
8 Argument section  
9 Discuss argument section: what are the purposes for

The argument. How do yu achieve your aims?

 
10 Reviewing issues with arguments  
11 Connecting the pieces of the brief  
12 Making an oral argument  
13 Making an oral argument  
14 Review  

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook Legal Writing and Analysis, Aspen Publishers, INC; 2nd edition (March 2007)
Additional Resources Selected readings and materials

 

 

Material Sharing

Documents  
Assignments  
Exams  

 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 100
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   60
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   40
Total   100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to comprehend, solve, and to attain analytical and critical thought processes          
2 Within the ambit of lifelong learning, to direct continuous renewal and cultivation of knowledge attained in the field of law          
3 To master legal resources and legal precedents; to be able to conduct comparative legal analyses in national and international legal arenas          
4 To improve settlement options; to implement creative and innovative solutions          
5 To be equippet with comprehensive and comparative knowledge gained through the study of law, enabling the transfer of this knowledge into the social and economic fields. To attain analytical thinking between cross disciplines          
6 To attain the ability to comprehend and solve legal problems pertaining to global economy          
7 To obtain knowledge of current legal subjects, through the aid of the English language          
8 To be able to utilize proficiency at an intermediate level foreign language          
9 To attain professional and scientific ethical tenants in the field of law, as well as in society at large          
10 To attain the ability to write, speak and listen effectively, in the field of law          
11 To be open-minded, to be tolerant of different ideas, to be constructive, to have self-confidence, and to be responsible both during individual studies and/or during team studies. To work effectively and efficiently          

 

 

ECTS

Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 14x Total course hours) 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2 28
Mid-terms 1 1 1
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     59
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     2,36
ECTS Credit of the Course     2