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Fall 2017
5314 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - C2 - WERNER- 18413

Professor(s): Miriam Werner (DEPARTED)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section C 

Time: T 2:30p-4:00p  TH 10:30a-12:00p  Location: 240  TUII

Course Outline: 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.

Course Syllabus:

Course Notes:   A Supplemental Reading Packet will be available at the Lawyering Skills & Strategies Office,Room 15 BLB


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This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (8/10/2017 8:12:55 AM)

Book(s) Required

Required Texts:

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

A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013), written by Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud Rocklin, & Sandy Patrick [“Coughlin”];

Recommended Texts

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

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