Legal Writing for Law Clerks

Credit Hours: 1

This course is designed for students who are interested in securing or who have secured a judicial clerkship, and will explore the responsibilities of a judicial law clerk and provide practical training so that enrollees will hit the ground running when they start in chambers. Enrollees will study a range of writings including: articles by judges and scholars on the role of the judicial law clerk; judicial opinions written in various styles by judges from all levels of the judiciary; and briefs filed on both sides of pending cases. As part of the course, students will write a bench memo, a final judicial opinion, and give an oral presentation.