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Legal Writing Assignment Due Dates

Fall 2015

Name                             Length                 Weight       Due Date                       Return Date
Closed Memo                 6000-8500            0%             Tuesday, 9/15/15[1]       Week of Sept. 28
                                       (analysis only)
Closed Memo Rewrite   6000-8500           20%            Monday, 10/12/15          Week of Oct. 26
                                       (analysis only)
Open Memo                   10,000-13,000     35%             Monday, 11/2/15            Week of Nov. 16
                                       (analysis only)
Statutory Research Exercise[2]                   
                                       [N/A]                    15%            Week of 11/16/15            January
Open Memo Rewrite    10,000-13,000       25%            Monday, 11/30/15
           January

Teaching Schedule Notes:

3 classes are Monday/Wednesday
(De Armond, Ehrenberg, Oranburg)
4 classes are Tuesday/Friday
(Godfrey, Johnson, Koch, Vogel)
1 class is Tuesday/Thursday
(Strubbe); if we get an additional VAP, he or she would likely teach at the same time as Mary Rose

       

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[1] Note that the preceding Monday, when this assignment would ordinarily be due, is Rosh Hashanah and the school will be closed.
[2] Pending modifications

Spring 2016

Name                              Length               Weight         Due Date                      Return Date

Trial Memo of  Law      21,000 char’s      30%             Mon. 2/22/16                 Fri. 3/11/16

                                       (total)

Appellate Court Brief  25,000 char’s      50%             Mon. 4/4/16                   June 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (arg. only)

Oral Argument                                         15%             Fri. 4/15/16          -        Sun. 4/17/16

Key Date Notes:

The first day of classes is Tuesday, 1/19/16

Spring Break is 3/12/16-3/20/16

Easter is Sunday, 3/27/16

Passover starts Friday, 4/22/16 and runs until Sat., 4/30/16

The last day of classes is Friday, 4/29/16