This course introduces students to methods of legal analysis, writing, and research crucial to a practice involving U.S. law. Students will learn how to research and analyze legal problems, drawing on case law, statutes, regulations, and secondary legal sources. They will draft memoranda explaining how the law applies to a particular legal problem, with attention to U.S. legal conventions. They will also learn how to situate U.S. law in a broader context for some audiences. Students will receive individualized feedback on writing assignments throughout the semester. The course is graded on a pass/no pass basis. It satisfies the Revised New York Court of Appeals Rule 520.6 (as amended January 12, 2012), enabling LL.M. students to take the New York Bar Exam.