Georgetown Law Open on Time
The Law Center will open on time FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015, but liberal leave is in effect. All designated emergency employees must report to work on time. All other employees may take unscheduled leave, but should contact their supervisor to discuss the needs of their unit and individual circumstances. Unless otherwise notified, classes will begin at their normal time. Instructional Continuity is in effect for the faculty members that wish to exercise it.
Advanced Research and Writing Classes
A number of upper level courses build upon the research and writing principles introduced in the first year. Courses such as Advanced Legal Research, Legal Research Skills for Practice, and the Law Firm Research Seminar teach students how to better evaluate and select sources, develop and implement appropriate research strategies, and conduct research on a range of complex legal topics. In addition, students may take courses that focus on legal scholarship in particular fields such as Research Skills in International and Comparative Law.
Writing courses such as the Advanced Legal Writing in Practice Seminar and the Advanced Legal Writing Seminar develop the students’ ability to draft a greater variety of practice-based documents in an effective and efficient manner. Advanced students draft more complex internal office memoranda and motions, memoranda in support of dispositive motions, briefs, client letters, and opinions.
Students interested in transactional practice may enroll in one of many commercial drafting courses such as Drafting, Negotiating and Understanding Sports Law Transactions. These courses assist students in developing the core drafting, analytical and negotiating skills needed by lawyers who deal with complex commercial transactions.