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Writing, Research & Analysis Courses

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Vermont Law offers a variety of legal writing, research, and analysis courses, which include topics such as international legal research and environmental legal research.

Writing, Research & Analysis Courses

7301/Advanced Writing Seminar

This Seminar provides students an opportunity to produce a significant written paper based on sophisticated research and thinking about a key area in policy and law related to the student’s degree and/or certificate requirement. AWR class. Also meets the writing requirement for MERL, MFALP, LLM-Energy and LLM-Food and Ag.

7352/Bar Exam Skills

Skills-development course designed to provide students with the analytical, test-taking, writing, and study skills that are critical to students' success on the bar exam and in the practice of law. The course consists of an intensive substantive and analytical review of major multi-state bar exam subjects and of numerous writing and practice assignments.

7360/Advanced Appellate Advocacy

Refines and strengthens the written and oral advocacy skills acquired in Appellate Advocacy, and prepares students to represent VLS in extramural moot court competitions. Successful participants will become members of competing teams and/or members of VLS's Moot Court Advisory Board.

7900/Independent Research Project

Working under the supervision of working faculty sponsor, the IRP provides an individual student with an opportunity to research and write about an area of law in which the student has a particular interest. Students must follow the guidelines for Independent Research Projects contained in the Academic Regulations (see Student Handbook). An AWR class

7970/February Early Bar

February Early Bar (“FEB”) Course is a six-credit course designed to prepare students to sit for the Vermont (UBE) February bar exam prior to graduating in May. No additional commercial bar preparation class will be needed. FEB covers the 12 subjects tested on the UBE and Kaplan’s full bar prep course and VLS professors provide additional instruction and practice.

7975/July Early Bar

July Early Bar (“JEB”) Course is a six-credit course designed to prepare students to sit for the Vermont (UBE) July bar exam prior to graduating. No additional commercial bar preparation class will be needed. JEB covers the 12 subjects tested on the UBE and Kaplan’s full bar prep course and VLS professors provide additional instruction and practice.

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