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Legal Writing Group Sessions

Advanced Legal Writing icon scale with books

 

TBA

This group session will focus on supplementing the legal writing skills that students have learned in their Advanced Legal Writing class, with an emphasis on California Performance Tests. Sessions will focus on writing as well as tips for succeeding on Performance Tests. Coaching Scheduler


Exploring the Academic Success Center and Law Library Orientation ion

At 1:00 p.m. PT on January 7 & 17 ► February 4 & 21

Join us for a tour of the Academic Success Center (ASC) and Law Library, where you will learn what services are available to assist you with developing skills in legal writing and research.  The ASC and Library Law Resources Orientation is for law students who want to understand where to access resources for legal citations, writing, and research to provide you with the support you need to achieve your academic goals.  Coaching Scheduler


Case Briefing icon Books and notebook on table

 

Thursday at 6:00 p.m. PT

One of the main skills you will use in law school is case briefing. Case briefing is how you summarize and pull relevant information from a case. This group session will focus on improving students’ abilities to brief a case as well as improving their efficiency.  Coaching Scheduler


Cal Bar icon books and gavel

 

 

TBA

During this group session, students will review the three components of the bar exam (MBE, essays, and performance tests) and discuss strategies for how to approach studying for the bar exam. Hope to see you there!  Coaching Scheduler


IRAC group session icon picture of IRAC organizer

Thursday at 5:00 p.m. PT

Legal writing is a skill that you will continue to hone and master for the entirety of your legal career. In the IRAC small group session, you will have the opportunity to reinforce your understanding of the IRAC format and ensure that you’ve mastered the foundation on which all legal writing is based on. You will additionally have the opportunity to discuss the finer points of the IRAC format and receive answers to any outstanding questions you have related to IRAC. Coaching Scheduler


Legal writing icon hand holding pen and writing

 

TBA

An outline is the primary way students organize the cases they have briefed during the semester. Outlining, done correctly, can make it easier to study for legal exams, including the bar exam. Coaching Scheduler


Memo Writing icon picture of a book pen and paper

 

Sunday at 11:00 a.m. PT

This group session will focus on reinforcing students’ memo writing skills. Skills that will be addressed in the sessions include writing an effective issue statement, writing persuasive facts, and organizing your analysis. Coaching Scheduler


Objective Memo Writing icon picture of a book pen and paper

 

TBA

This group session will focus on reinforcing students’ objective writing skills, with an emphasis on students’ objective memos for class. The skills that will be addressed in the sessions include writing an effective issue statement, succinct facts section, and organization of your analysis.  Coaching Scheduler


Persuasive Memo Writing picture of books, pen, and paper

 

TBA

This group session will focus on reinforcing students’ persuasive writing skills, with an emphasis on students’ persuasive memos for class. The skills that will be addressed in the sessions include writing an effective introduction, writing persuasive facts, and building a persuasive analysis.  Coaching Scheduler

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