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JURI 540 L EGAL R ESEARCH M EMORANDA : T HE W ITHDRAWAL OF C ONSENT A SSIGNMENT I NSTRUCTIONS O VERVIEW Legal memoranda (“memos”) are a staple of the legal field. There are all kinds legal memos. Objective memos ask you to draft a legal opinion that is neutral and displays all sides of a legal argument. Persuasive memos are drafted with a specific result in mind. Whether you work for a judge, a public office, or a private firm, legal memos are going to be a big part of your job. That being said, it’s very important to develop your memo-writing skills. The purpose of this assignment is to draft a persuasive memo based on the facts given to you in your Legal Memoranda Topics. I NSTRUCTIONS Topic: Rape and the Withdrawal of Consent Inga went to a bar on Hilton Head Island at 9:00 p.m. with her friend Abby to celebrate Abby’s birthday. By midnight, Inga had consumed four beers and several shots of hard liquor. Then Abby’s boyfriend Al arrived at the bar, accompanied by his friend Derk, whom Inga did not know. The four agreed to go to Al’s house, where Inga consumed two more beers. Abby and Al

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