My First Year

Module 4 of 6 - My First Year  — Legal Writing

Please complete the assignments below. When you are finished, click "Finish Module" (below) to continue on to the next module.

In this module, students will:

  • gain an overview of legal writing
  • demonstrate the ability to understand and apply core concepts
  • gain experience with Concord's essay system
  • practice analyzing a fact pattern
  • experience writing and uploading an essay
  • practice active learning, issue-spotting, and fact-identification

Text - Click here for information about the texts for this course.

2 hrs

  • PDF Link: What is IRAC?, 0.5 hrs.

    Students are advised to print out these materials and read them before the lecture.

  • PDF Link: Mike and Ned, 1.5 hrs.

    A response appears in the next module under "HANDOUT."


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Module Assignment Hrs Audio/Video

4 (current)

Introducing IRAC/Writing a Law School Essay - Associate Dean of First Year Programs Steve Bracci

0.5

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PDF Link: Introducing IRAC/Writing a Law School Essay
Essay Lecture Handout

1 (past)

President’s Welcome – President of KU Betty Vandenbosch

0.25

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1 (past)

Intentional Torts - Associate Dean of First Year Programs Steve Bracci

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PDF Link: Intentional Torts Checklist
Please download and print out this handout before beginning the Lecture.