Fall 2013
5314 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - A1 - MORRIS- 25952
added 3-28-13

Professor(s): Merle Morris (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 3

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section A 

Time: W/2:30p-4:00p  Th/1:00p-2:30pLocation: 211 TU2 

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

Course Notes:   Morris Supplemental Reading Packet will be available at the Law Center Copy Center.

USEFUL BUT NOT REQUIRED: The Redbook: A Manual on Style (2nd Edition/2006)

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