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Fall 2013
5314 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - A3 - TABOR- 25954
added 3-28-13

Professor(s): Tobi Tabor (CLINICAL FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section A 

Time: Cancelled  Location:  

Course Outline: Lawyering Skills and Strategies
Course Description
Fall 2012/Spring 2013


Lawyering Skills and Strategies I will focus on an introduction to the American legal system and the skills and strategic planning lawyers must possess to succeed within it. The curriculum will be problem – based, using fact-pattern simulations to enable students to work through actual practice skills and strategies and ethical issues. Training in essential lawyering skills such as oral communication, legal writing, research and analysis will be embedded within fact pattern simulations involving typical transactional issues which students will work through to develop lawyering skills and problem-solving strategies. Students will be divided into small groups to represent opposing sides of the problem.

Lawyering Skills and Strategies II will again be problem based, using fact-pattern simulations to enable students to work through actual lawyering experiences. This semester will focus more on developing persuasive skills. Students will work through simulations designed to develop lawyering skills and problem-solving strategies. The students will be divided into small groups representing opposing sides of the problem.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus pdf

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First Day Assignments: First Day Assignment
Lawyering Skills & Strategies
Professor Tabor, Sections A-3 and B-4

Read Linda H. Edwards, Legal Writing and Analysis 3-28: “Overview of Lawyer’s Role,” and “The Legal System, Common Law Process, and Kinds of Authority.”
Due: Edwards, Legal Writing and Analysis, typed answer to Ex. 2-2, p. 21 based on Lucy v. Zehmer , 84 S.E.2d 516 (Va. 1954), pick up hand-out of edited version of Lucy v. Zehmer in Lawyering Skills & Strategies, 15 BLB, available on Aug. 19, 2013 (a less complete version is in the text at 343-45; use the hand-out). Be prepared to discuss and hand in your answer.

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement: No