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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
  28638 Appellate Clerkship Writing Vance, S
  28330 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Youngdale/Duncan
  28320 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Schiess/Solon
  28312 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Meyer, R
  28310 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Schiess, W
  28315 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Bridges/Bernstein
  29105 Directed Research & Study
  29115 Directed Research & Study
  29120 Directed Research & Study
  29125 Directed Research & Study
  29130 Directed Research & Study
  29095 Directed Research & Study
  29255 Lawyers Who Write Anderson, D
  28255 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1A) Youngdale, E
  28260 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1A) Youngdale, E
  28245 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1A) Sween, G
  28205 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1A) Frumkin, E
  28210 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2A) Frumkin, E
  28235 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2A) Petrie, S
  28215 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2A) Meyer, R
  28185 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2A) Einhorn, E
  28250 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Sween, G
  28195 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Fernandez, T
  28220 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Meyer, R
  28240 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Petrie, S
  28275 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4A) Einhorn, E
  28280 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4A) Meyer, R
  28290 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4A) Youngdale, E
  28190 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4A) Einhorn, E
  28285 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4A) Petrie, S
  28225 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4A) Oster, L
  28230 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4A) Oster, L
  28200 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4A) Fernandez, T
  28270 Legal Research, Adv: Frgn/Intl Law Pratter, J
  28265 Legal Research, Adv: Intell Prop O'Connell, J
  28295 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  28300 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K