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Fall 2017
5314 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - A1 - REED- 18406

Professor(s): Hilary Reed (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 3

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section A 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  TTH  Location: 215  TUII

Course Outline: Lawyering Skills and Strategies I will focus on an introduction to the American legal system and the underlying skills and strategies that lawyers must possess to succeed within it. By working through fact-specific problems both inside and outside the classroom, students will learn to identify legal issues; to locate and to assess the governing law; to gather initial facts from the client; to communicate with the client; to analyze legal issues within the context of particular fact patterns; to cite to the governing law; and to write clear and concise documents that reflect that legal analysis or that address the client’s transactional needs.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

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

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (7/24/2017 1:23:30 PM)

Book(s) Required

Required Texts and Readings and Materials

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Ass’n et al. eds., 20th ed. 2015) (the “Bluebook”).

Laurel Currie Oates and Anne Enquist, Just Memos: Preparing for Practice (4th ed.).

The Greenbook, Texas Rules of Form (13th ed. 2015).

2017-2018 Course Rules and Regulations and Reed Local Rules

Handouts, web links, and other material posted on TWEN

Recommended Texts

Texas Law Review Manual on Usage & Style (13th ed. 2015).

Tracy McGaugh Norton, The Interactive Citation Workbook (2017).