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Fall 2019
5314 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - C3 - HEARD- 19506

Professor(s): Whitney Heard (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 3

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section C 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  TTH  Location: 240  TUII

Course Outline: Lawyering Skills and Strategies I will focus on an introduction to the American legal system and the underlying skills and strategies lawyers must possess to succeed within it. By working through problems inside and outside of the classroom, you will learn to identify legal issues; gather initial facts from the client; locate and assess the governing law; analyze legal issues within the context of particular fact patterns; cite to the governing law; and write clear and concise documents that communicate your legal analysis. And, in all matters, you will be expected to uphold the ethical and professional standards of a lawyer-in-training.

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

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Course Materials (7/22/2019 1:03:12 PM)

Special Case

- The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015), published by the Harvard Law Review Association.

- Legal Communication and Research: Lawyering Skills for the Twenty-First Century (2015) by Ian Gallacher.
ISBN - 9781611636109

- Manual on Usage & Style (14th ed. 2017), published by the Texas Law Review Association.
ISBN - 978-1878674586