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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
  28283 Appellate Clerkship Writing Vance, S
  27940 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Einhorn, E
  27960 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Meyer/McClure
  27955 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Bridges/Bernstein
  27965 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Schiess/Wright
  27970 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Youngdale/Duncan
  28760 Corporate & International Finance Hu, H
  28680 Directed Research & Study
  28685 Directed Research & Study
  28675 Directed Research & Study
  28670 Directed Research & Study
  28665 Directed Research & Study
  28660 Directed Research & Study
  28292 Feminist Theory & Its Legal Application Cohen, J
  28792 Feminist Theory & Its Legal Application Cohen, J
  28340 Human Rights Research & Writing Engle, K
  28705 Juvenile Justice, Selected Topics Churgin, M
  27865 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  27870 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  27875 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  27880 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  27885 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Youngdale, E
  27890 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Youngdale, E
  27895 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Youngdale, E
  27900 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Youngdale, E
  27920 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Schiess, W
  27925 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Youngdale, E
  27860 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  27855 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  27850 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  27840 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  27845 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  27825 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  27830 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  27835 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  27915 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Petrie, S
  27910 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4 Uniq.) Meyer, R
  27905 Legal Research, Adv: Frgn/Intl Law Pratter, J
  27906 Legal Research, Adv: Texas Law O'Connell, J
  27935 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  27930 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  28288 Property & Governance Rodriguez/Cohen
  28880 Property & Governance Rodriguez/Cohen
  28890 Software Licensing Cavazos, E
  28380 Topics in Sustainable Development Moore, S
  28915 U.S. Intellig/FBI/Hmland Security/Law Sievert, R
  28908 Water Law & Policy in the 21st Century Cohen, J