LRRW is the foundational legal analysis and communication course. In LRRW students learn how to use legal reasoning to predict the outcome of a legal problem. The focus is on the substance and reasoning that are key to effective legal communication. The course takes a problem solving approach to legal writing. Students learn to identify legal issues presented by specific cases. They are given an overview of collecting relevant information, including an introduction to legal research. Students learn how to connect this information as they analyze a legal problem in preparation for writing an advisory memo. Students learn how to determine relevant legal rules and apply those rules to specific facts to arrive at a reasonable conclusion in a specific case. Students practice organizing the information and their analysis into a logical and coherent structured proof of their conclusion and then effectively presenting the proof in a specific written format to a specific audience. Students also learn to perfect the mechanics of their documents as they learn techniques for effective revising and editing. Students learn that each step of the process is a foundation for the next step and therefore must be competently completed. Assignments include several short in class and out of class information gathering, pre-writing and writing exercises as well as completion of a complete memorandum of law. In addition, students are introduced to client communications and legal drafting.