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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
  28470 Applied Res in Juv/Crim Justice Pol Deitch, M
  28312 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Schumacher, A
  28980 Directed Research & Study
  28970 Directed Research & Study
  29005 Directed Research & Study
  28990 Directed Research & Study
  29000 Directed Research & Study
  29010 Directed Research & Study
  28289 Legal Res, Adv: Texas Duncan, C
  28269 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1C) Schiess, W
  28268 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1C) Meyer, R
  28267 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1C) Bridges, K
  28266 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1C) Einhorn, E
  28264 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1C) Sween, G
  28263 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1C) Sween, G
  28261 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1C) Sharp, S
  28262 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1C) Oster, L
  28272 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Petrie, S
  28274 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Sharp, S
  28276 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Meyer, R
  28278 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Schiess, W
  28277 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Petrie, S
  28273 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Einhorn, E
  28279 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Youngdale, E
  28271 Legal Res/Legal Writing (2C) Youngdale, E
  28282 Legal Research, Adv Runyon, A
  28285 Legal Research, Adv: Frgn/Intl Law Pratter, J
  28290 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  28288 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Einhorn, E
  28300 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Einhorn, E
  28305 Legal Writing, Adv: Transact Draft Davis, S