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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
  28445 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Einhorn, E
  28446 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Einhorn, E
  29380 Changing American Schools Cantu, N
  29395 Constitutional Litigation Harrington, J
  28870 Law & Philosophy Workshop Deigh, J
  28885 Legal Res & Writing, Adv: Texas Law Youngdale, E
  28350 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  28345 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  28340 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  28335 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  28365 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  28330 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  28325 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  28320 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  28315 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  28390 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Youngdale, E
  28385 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Youngdale, E
  28355 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  28360 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  28370 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  28375 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Youngdale, E
  28380 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Youngdale, E
  28400 Legal Research, Adv: Frgn/Intl Law Pratter, J
  28440 Legal Writing, Adv Schiess, W
  28430 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  28425 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Petrie, S
  28415 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  28420 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  28435 Legal Writing, Adv: Transact Draft Meyer, R