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U.S. Legal Skills Class

The University of Houston Law Center offers a short intensive course for foreign lawyers that provides an orientation to U.S. legal education. This one-week orientation course focuses on:

  • preparing foreign lawyers for legal education in the United States;
  • legal terminology;
  • concepts of professionalism;
  • tools used in preparation for legal study;
  • law school exam preparation in the U.S.
  • the way principles, practices, and theories of law are taught in the U.S;
  • foundations of the U.S. legal system; and
  • procedure and process for interpreting and enforcing laws in the U.S.

By introducing this foundational information, this course is intended to prepare foreign lawyers for the study of law in the U.S. Law LL.M. Program (for foreign lawyers).

  • Students must first apply to the LL.M. Program and be accepted into the LL.M. Program
  • Students have the option of registering for this class once they have been enrolled in the LL.M. program.
  • This course is offered for 1-credit hour that goes towards fulfilling the requirements of the LL.M. program.
  • This course is generally offered the week after the new LL.M. orientation days in August.

See sample course schedule below.

DAY

CENTRAL TIME

Monday

8-10:30AM

Tuesday

8-10:30AM

Wednesday

8-10:30AM

Thursday

8-10:30AM

Friday

8-10:30AM

Course dates and times are subject to change.

The course is taught by Prof. Katherine Brem (bio). The course materials will be identified ahead of class. The course will be graded as Pass/Fail.

Click on the link for the Syllabus.

 

 

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713-743-2100 General
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