Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Principles of Legal Analysis

373 | 1.0 credits


Principles of Legal Analysis is a one-unit course that focuses on developing and enhancing legal analysis skills. The course uses what students are learning in Constitutional Law I as the vehicle for improving and enhancing legal analysis skills.

The course focuses on the skills students developed during their first year of law school: organizing and outlining material; analyzing and solving problems using essays and multiple choice simulations; and exam-writing skills.

The primary goal of the course is to help students improve their abilities to synthesize and organize legal materials and use those materials to effectively solve legal problems.

Enrollment is required for evening, part-time, and PLEAS students who are assigned an Academic Improvement Plan for their third semester of law school.

For further information about the Academic Improvement Plan, contact the Dean of Students Office. For further information about the course, contact the Academic Success and Bar-Related Programs Office.