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Legal Writing.  All students take the required year-long sequence called Legal Research and Legal Writing.  In the fall, the course introduces students to the basics of legal research and to the traditional legal memorandum.  In the spring, the course focuses in brief writing and oral advocacy.

During the second and third years, including the summer term, students can choose from a variety of courses:

  • Legal Writing, Advanced: General

  • Legal Writing, Advanced: Litigation

  • Legal Writing, Advanced: Transactional Drafting


In addition to the course offerings, the Law School offers students assistance in developing their writing skills through the Law School Writing Center.

Research.  In the first year legal research and writing course, students are introduced to legal research resources and strategies.  To further develop those research skills and to gain a greater understanding of the sources and use of legal authorities, students may choose among a number of legal research electives.

In addition, there are a number of one-hour pass/fail electives in advanced legal research.  Students may choose among classes that cover legal research in specific subjects (including intellectual property and tax) and those that focus on particular jurisdictions (Texas and foreign and international law).  A one hour pass/fail course in general legal research is also offered to second and third year students.

 
Unique # Title Instructor
  29070 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Chestney, E
  29065 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Bridges, K
  29125 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Youngdale, E
  29130 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Youngdale, E
  29650 Changing American Schools Cantu, N
  29670 Constitutional Litigation Harrington, J
  28505 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  28510 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  28515 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  28520 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  28525 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  28530 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  28535 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  28540 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  28545 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  28500 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  28495 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  28490 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  28485 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Chestney, E
  28480 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Chestney, E
  28470 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Chestney, E
  28475 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Chestney, E
  28555 Legal Research, Adv: Frgn/Intl Law Pratter, J
  28557 Legal Research, Adv: Texas Law O'Connell, J
  28585 Legal Writing, Adv Schiess, W
  28570 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  28565 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  28575 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Petrie, S
  28580 Legal Writing, Adv: Transact Draft Meyer, R