5314 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - A1 - REED- 18406
Hilary Reed (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])
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)
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
Texas Law Review Manual on Usage & Style (13th ed. 2015).
Tracy McGaugh Norton, The Interactive Citation Workbook (2017).