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Fall 2022
5314 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - E2 - SIMPSON- 13362

Professor(s): Lauren Simpson (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 3

Course Areas: 1st Year - Part-Time 

Time: 7:30p-8:45p  MW  Location:  

Course Outline: Lawyering Skills and Strategies I will focus on an introduction to the American legal system and the underlying skills and strategies that lawyers must possess to succeed within it. By working through fact-specific problems both inside and outside the classroom, students will learn to identify legal issues; to locate and to assess the governing law; to communicate with the client; to analyze legal issues within the context of particular fact patterns; to cite to the governing law; and to write clear and concise documents that reflect that legal analysis or that address the client’s transactional needs.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Description

Course Notes: (Synchronous Online)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Contrary to the UH information, some student materials may not be available online, such as an assigned casebook. A physical classroom may be assigned for this course to give students a location in the Law Center to join the virtual class sessions. If the course has a final examination, the final and any other assessment for the course, such as a mid term exam, will be conducted without the need to physically come to the Law Center, such as, for example, via the EBB portal as a take home exam or under remote proctoring.



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This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Required Course)

Course Materials (3/7/2022 4:34:29 PM)

Book(s) Required

The Bluebook 21st ed 2020
ISBN: 9780578666150

A Lawyer Writes, 2nd ed, 2013
ISBN: 9781611633979

Drafting Contracts: How & Why Lawyers Do What They Do, Second Edition
ISBN: 9780735594777
Writing for Litigation (1st ed. 2011)
ISBN: 9781454802730