Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
    Oct 27, 2021  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue
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PLS 250 - Legal Writing and Advocacy in the Courts (4 Cr.)

(Formerly PLS 350)
Introduces students to persuasive legal writing and oral advocacy at the trial and/or appellate levels. Working from a fictional case file, students will learn fundamentals about the U.S. course systems and pretrial and appellate processes. Students will learn how to read and brief a legal case, articulate legal rules from cases, develop a theory of a case using facts and legal rules, and build on the students’ existing writing and oral advocacy skills to develop and advance that theory. During the semester, students will draft a number of documents including documents to a court, such a motion for summary judgment and/or an appellate brief. Students also will argue their cases in a moot court setting. 



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