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Fall 2017
5314 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - C3 - GOMEZ- 18418

Professor(s): Alissa Gomez (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 3

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section C 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  TTH  Location: 213  BLB

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: Syllabus revised 8/15/17

Course Information Sheet

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

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Bar Course: No

Course Materials (7/20/2017 3:28:45 PM)

Book(s) Required

Required Texts:

- A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013), written by Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud Rocklin, & Sandy Patrick (ISBN-13: 978-1611633979; ISBN-10: 1611633974

- The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015), published by the Harvard Law Review Association (ISBN-10: 0692400192; ISBN-13: 978-0692400197) ISBN-13: 978-0692400197
- The Greenbook: Texas Rules of Form (13th ed. 2015), published by Texas Law Review Association (ISBN 1-878674-09-9)

- Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2017 ed.), written by Tracy McGaugh Norton, Christine Hurt, & Jeffrey D. Jackson - coming out this month (July 2017)
Optional Text:

- Researching the Law: Finding What You Need When You Need It (2nd ed. 2017), written by Amy E. Sloan (ISBN: 978-1-4548-8649-5)