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Fall 2020
5314 Lawyering Skills and Strategies (FLLM) - TBA- 15997


Credits: 3

Course Areas: Foreign LLM 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TTH  Location:  

Course Outline: This is a course in two parts: As a preliminary matter, this course focuses on an introduction to the American legal education system and the skills a student must possess to succeed. The curriculum will include instruction in the case method of the study of law in the United States, including briefing a case and recitation; the importance of outlining as a method of exam preparation; and actual exam writing skills, especially if a majority of students are more familiar with an oral exam tradition. Then this course shifts focus to a skills-based examination of the U.S. legal system. This curriculum will be problem-based, using fact-pattern simulations to develop oral communication, legal writing, research, and analysis skills essential to practice in the U.S. legal system.

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Course Notes: For FLLM students only!   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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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

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