Legal and Argument Writing Undergraduate Certificate

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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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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)

  1. ENG 326(3), ENG 532(3).
  2. 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).
  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 like:

  • Business
  • Communications
  • Law
  • Professional and technical writing
  • Public affairs
  • Social justice

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