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Benjamin Carpenter

Senior Distinguished Fellow
Degree
J.D., Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law
B.A., University of Notre Dame
Office
MSL 424
Phone
(651) 962-4921

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 625 - 04 Lawyering Skills II - T - R - - - 1030 - 1155 MSL 334

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1030 - 1155

Location:

MSL 334

Course Registration Number:

22770 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Benjamin C. Carpenter

This course will refine students' legal problem-solving skills using legal analysis, legal research, and legal writing strategies and will introduce students to additional lawyering skills. Students will advance from objective to persuasive legal writing projects set in an advocacy context and will draft typical litigation documents, such as plead- ings, pre-trial motions, and trial briefs. Students will consider various dynamics of the lawyer/client relationship, conduct a client interview, and prepare a client opinion letter. Finally, the course will explore alternative methods of dispute resolution.

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Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 620 - 04 Lawyering Skills I - T - R - - - 0900 - 1030 MSL 238

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1030

Location:

MSL 238

Course Registration Number:

43326 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Benjamin C. Carpenter

This course introduces the analysis and writing skills essential for practicing lawyers. Students will learn to think logically and precisely about the law, and will learn how lawyers read, analyze, organize, write, and rewrite legal documents. These skills will help students analyze the law and write about specific fact situations in a way that meets legal readers’ expectations. This is a hands-on, practice-oriented course. Students will complete writing exercises, practice citation form, and edit their written work. Major written work will consist of at least two objective legal memoranda and a persuasive legal brief.

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