The Legal Research and Writing Program teaches students to research legal issues in electronic and print resources and provides every law student with a rigorous experience in legal writing. As recently revised by the law faculty, the program will consist of two required first-year courses. The fall course will teach basic research skills and require the preparation of objective memoranda on two legal issues. The spring course continues instruction in legal research and focuses on persuasive writing. Each student will prepare an appellate brief and participate in an oral argument on the legal issues analyzed in the brief.