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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
  28440 Appellate Clerkship Writing Vance, S
  28415 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Schiess/Price
  28395 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Petrie/Bernstein
  28390 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Meyer et al.
  28485 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Price, J
  28305 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Youngdale, E
  28290 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Bridges, K
  28400 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Youngdale/Duncan
  29165 Deals Litvak, K
  27675 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  27680 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  27685 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  27690 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  27695 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  27700 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  27670 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  27665 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  27660 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  27655 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  27650 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  27645 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  27640 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Chestney, E
  27635 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Chestney, E
  27625 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Chestney, E
  27630 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Chestney, E
  27715 Legal Research, Adv: Frgn/Intl Law Pratter, J
  27705 Legal Research, Adv: Intell Prop O'Connell, J
  27710 Legal Research, Adv: Tax Price, J
  27745 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  27750 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  27725 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Chestney, E
  27735 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Petrie, S
  27740 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Schiess, W
  27730 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Meyer, R
  29275 Software Licensing Cavazos, E