大学院
HOME 大学院 Making Legal Arguments: Legal Writing in Theory and Practice

Making Legal Arguments: Legal Writing in Theory and Practice

Making Legal Arguments: Legal Writing in Theory and Practice
The course combines (1) legal-theoretical and jurisprudential enquiries into the nature of adjudication and legal reasoning (principally in English-speaking jurisdictions), and (2) practical training in the construction of valid and convincing legal arguments (including case analysis, legal research, and writing).
MIMA Search
時間割/共通科目コード
コース名
教員
学期
時限
25-302-67
GLP-LP6138S3
Making Legal Arguments: Legal Writing in Theory and Practice
FISHER JAMES CLAYTON
A1 A2
木曜4限
マイリストに追加
マイリストから削除
教室
法文1号館 A6演習室
講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
実務経験のある教員による授業科目
NO
他学部履修
開講所属
法学政治学研究科
授業計画
1. Orientation 2. “The key to the science of jurisprudence”: understanding rules, law, and legal systems 3. “Laws, like sausages...”: statute, case law, and practical authority 4. Hercules and antipositivism: judge as inevitable legislator? 5: “What the judge has had for breakfast”: against legal formalism? 6. The internality of law: principle and policy in legal argument 7. Humpty Dumpty presiding: on legal interpretation 8. Orientation (reprise): briefing on second writing project 8. Citation, citation, citation. 9. Dangerous precedents: exercises in reading and analysing cases 10. Doing it in style: exercises in writing and expression 11. [Project work] 12. [Individual feedback] 13. Discussion, analysis, reflection.
授業の方法
Teaching will be by seminar and conducted entirely in English. Classes will involve discussion and correction of written work that students should produce as assigned in advance of classes.
成績評価方法
There is no exam. Students are assessed on the basis of two written papers, each of 2500 words, in English. The first is an academic essay, the second a piece of practical legal argument.
教科書
There is no textbook. Weekly reading materials will be assigned.
参考書
Provided in class where necessary.
履修上の注意
A high standard of English is required to perform well in this course (sufficient to understand English-language legal materials and exchange opinions in class discussions).