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Fall 2017

5314 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - B3 - REED- 18411

Professor(s): Hilary Reed (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 3

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section B 

Time: T 2:30p-4:00p  TH 10:30a-12:00p  Location: 215  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: Syllabus

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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Bar Course: No

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Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Required Texts and Readings and Materials

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

Laurel Currie Oates and Anne Enquist, Just Memos: Preparing for Practice (4th ed.).

The Greenbook, Texas Rules of Form (13th ed. 2015).

2017-2018 Course Rules and Regulations and Reed Local Rules

Handouts, web links, and other material posted on TWEN

Recommended Texts

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

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