Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-110-105 021238 Legal Writing
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-110-105 LEGAL WRITING ...analytical writing; synthesis of facts and legal authorities; briefing cases; drafting legal research memoranda; ethics in legal writing. (Prerequisites: 10-801-136, English Composition 1; 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; 10-110-104, Legal Research)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Use proper wording, punctuation and grammar.
  2. Critique others' documents and the learner's own documents
  3. Use correct and accurate legal citation form.
  4. Use micro-synthesis techniques to form judgments concerning the meaning and applicability of statutory authorities.
  5. Use micro-synthesis techniques to form judgments concerning the meaning and applicability of judicial authorities.
  6. Organize writing into analytical form: issue, rule, application, conclusion.
  7. Draft a case brief.
  8. Use macro-synthesis techniques to synthesize cases and statutes into issue-driven legal rules.
  9. Compose a legal research memorandum.