Advocacy Drafting in Int'l Disputes

This course will cover advanced principles of drafting that apply to advocacy documents in the context of high-stakes international dispute resolution, with a focus on public international law litigation. Students will continue to develop skills in: (1) critical analysis of documents and cases; (2) conceptualization (analyzing facts, identifying major legal issues, assessing applicable precedents and arguments); (3) logical and systematic arrangement of material (using a topical focus, using appropriate headings and sub-headings, placing material in the appropriate order, using tabulation); and (4) legal writing (employing language that is professional, clear, and persuasive).

Grading and Method of Evaluation:
Students will be graded on written assignments. Course satisfies the UCWR. Letter grade only.