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Fall 2020
5314 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - C1 - BREM- 15999

Professor(s): Katherine Brem (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 3

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section C 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  TTH  Location:  

Course Outline: In Lawyering Skills and Strategies I you will develop the following essential lawyering skills: Identifying and analyzing legal issues; conducting legal research; and writing real world legal documents. In contrast to other 1L classes, in LSS you will not learn law in the abstract. Rather, you will learn how to use the substantive law you are learning in your other classes in practice. This results in several immediate benefits to you. You will learn skills that make you a better law student. You will prepare writing samples necessary for judicial internship and law firm summer clerkship applications. And you will learn and hone the research, writing, and oral communications skills employers demand. Some writing and revising will be completed in class. I will assign limited outside reading so that you can complete other writing and revising outside of class. I will be mindful of your time.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   7/15/2019: From Professor Brem: I've just received an email from the editors of the Bluebook indicating that counterfeit Bluebooks are being sold on online marketplaces, including Amazon and Alibris. Rather than purchasing a hard copy of the book, if you prefer, please purchase Bluebook Online through You may purchase a 1-year subscription for $36 and, if you are a J.D. student, you might consider buying the 3-year subscription for $55. You will likely use the Bluebook throughout your law school career and into practice.


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This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (5/28/2020 10:55:44 AM)

Book(s) Required