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Spring 2023

6369 Legal Analysis and Writing - NIEUWVELD- 16790

Professor(s): Lisa Nieuwveld (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Practice Skills - (Research and Writing) 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  MW  Location: 260 

Course Outline: Legal Analysis and Writing will familiarize students with the structure of the UBE, offer bar exam preparation and test-taking strategies, and provide face-to-face and written performance feedback through a series of simulation exercises. This class does not replace traditional, private bar preparation companies (i.e. Barbri, Themis, or Kaplan). Rather, it is employed in conjunction with those programs.

Although the primary focus of the course is the UBE, the course will address general bar exam test-taking strategies with a focus on exam essays, the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), and Multistate Performance Test (MPT) sections, which are non-state specific and common to almost all bar examinations across the country.

This course hosts small sections. Some students are subject to mandatory enrollment in this course and will fill seats first. Any remaining spots will be subject to general registration procedures. Once full, if a spot opens, enrollment will proceed from the waitlist. This class is only open to 3Ls graduating in May 2023. Any other student that registers for this course will be removed.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

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.


This course will receive a Pass/Fail grade.


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This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Supplemental

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

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