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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
  28540 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Schiess, W
  28535 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Bridges, K
  28855 Legal Res & Writing, Adv: Texas Law Youngdale, E
  28490 Legal Res, Adv: Fact Res for Lawyer Runyon, A
  28485 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1A) Frumkin, E
  28470 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1A) Youngdale, E
  28475 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1A) Youngdale, E
  28480 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1A) Sween, G
  28430 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2A) Meyer, R
  28445 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2A) Frumkin, E
  28440 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2A) Petrie, S
  28435 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2A) Einhorn, E
  28425 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2B) Fernandez, T
  28420 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2B) Oster, L
  28410 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2B) Einhorn, E
  28415 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2B) Oster, L
  28460 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Fernandez, T
  28450 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Petrie, S
  28455 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Meyer, R
  28465 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Sween, G
  28495 Legal Research, Adv: Frgn/Intl Law Pratter, J
  28525 Legal Writing, Adv Schiess, W
  28530 Legal Writing, Adv Schiess, W
  28500 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  28505 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  28510 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Petrie, S
  28515 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Einhorn, E
  28520 Legal Writing, Adv: Transact Draft Meyer, R
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