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Fall 2014
5314 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - C2 - RACHLIN- 21413

Professor(s): Susan Rachlin (DEPARTED)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section C 

Time: T 2:30p-4:00p  TH 9:00a-10:30a  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:

Course Notes:   **UPDATE: There is a new edition of the Interactive Citation Workbook for the BlueBook. The ISBN is 9781630435905. The title will be used in all the 5314 courses.
** NOTICE: Supplemental Reading Packet will be available at the Lawyering Skills & Strategies Office,Room 15 BLB


First Day Assignments: First Day Assignment

Pick up Supplementary Materials Packet for my class in Suite 15 BLB, read tabs 1–3, and bring to class.

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

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

Course Materials (7/18/2014 9:32:24 AM)

Book(s) Required