2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    May 16, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW60050 - Foundations of Legal Analysis

(3 units)


This course develops fundamental lawyering skills: (1) sorting detailed factual material; (2) analyzing statutory, case, and administrative materials; (3) applying law to facts; (4) identifying and resolving ethical dilemmas; (5) communicating effectively in writing; and (6) timely completing lawyering tasks.

Foundations of Legal Analysis (FLA) is taken in lieu of Legal Writing 2 in the second semester for students that earn a cGPA below 2.0 in their first semester. However, FLA does not replace the requirement to take and pass Legal Writing 2. Even after successfully completing FLA, students are still required to take and pass Legal Writing 2. FLA is credited as an elective course fulfilling three of the seven required elective units needed to graduate with a J.D.