Writing for the legal profession
Explore the writing styles used in legal and law settings.
From contracts to case briefs, you'll know the best ways to produce excellent legal
and argument writing.
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Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare a certificate in legal and argument writing.
Legal and Argument Writing
This certificate is designed to provide study and practice in the principles and conventions
of written argument and the writing skills and strategies specific to law and legal
studies. This advanced understanding of written argument, including that related to
the field of law and legal writing, will provide a foundation for the further study
and practice of law, public affairs, social justice, business, communications and
professional and technical writing. Students will complete core courses in writing
for the law and legal professions and in argument writing. Students will enhance this
core through electives specific to related fields.
Program requirements (12 hours)
- ENG 326(3), ENG 532(3).
- Two courses from: ENG 201(3), 205(3), 222(3), 289(3), 310(3), 321(3), 500(3), 525(3), 526(3); COM 350(3), COM 466(3), ECO 435(3), JRN 374(3), JRN 572(3), LAW 341(3), PHI 340(3), PLS 316(3), PLS 317(3), PLS 419(3).
- All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.
Career options or preparation
This customizable certificate prepares you to work or pursue advanced study in areas
- Professional and technical writing
- Public affairs
- Social justice
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