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Upper Level Curriculum

Upper-Level Writing and Research Courses

After the first-year ALAW and Legal Research Tools and Strategies courses, students can continue to work on becoming excellent legal writers, researchers and, ultimately, successful lawyers by taking upper-level research and writing courses.  These courses enable students to refine oral and written communication skills in a way that employers value.

Upper-Level Research and Writing Courses (Courses that focus on the research and writing that lawyers in practice regularly do):

Clinics and Externships (Opportunities that help students to hone their research and writing skills while working with real clients):

Upper-Level Courses with Writing Components (Substantive courses, other than seminars, that include writing assignments)​:

Advanced LL.M. Writing Courses (A second semester optional writing course for LL.M. students):