†Written Advocacy and Legal Research (20659). 3 units. This course will train students to conduct efficient legal research and to produce strong written work. To improve students’ legal writing, the class will review trial motions, appellate briefs, and advice from judges. The course will also expose students to organizational strategies, stylistic principles, and forms of legal analysis and persuasion. To improve students’ research skills, the class will focus on how to research secondary sources, case law, statutes, and regulatory materials. The course will expose students to a variety of electronic resources as well as to powerful search strategies and information-management techniques. Students will learn how to research legal issues, frame legal arguments, and analyze legal problems. In-class exercises will help students to develop their research and writing abilities. Students will also complete several longer assignments outside of class. To reflect the realities of modern practice and to facilitate peer-learning, students will work as part of a team on some of the assignments. Students should bring a laptop to all classes. N. Messing and J. G. Krishnaswami.