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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
  29385 Appellate Clerkship Writing Vance, S
  29085 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Schumacher, A
  29080 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Bridges, K
  29875 Directed Research & Study
  29865 Directed Research & Study
  29855 Directed Research & Study
  29890 Directed Research & Study
  29895 Directed Research & Study
  29885 Directed Research & Study
  29050 Legal Res, Adv: Corp & Securities Bernstein, M
  29055 Legal Res, Adv: Tax Zarin, J
  29020 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1A) Sharp, S
  29010 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1A) Schiess, W
  28970 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1A) Bridges, K
  28985 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1A) Meyer, R
  29015 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1D) Schiess, W
  28995 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1D) Oster, L
  28990 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1D) Meyer, R
  29025 Legal Res/Legal Writing (1D) Sharp, S
  29000 Legal Res/Legal Writing (3A) Petrie, S
  29030 Legal Res/Legal Writing (3A) Sween, G
  28975 Legal Res/Legal Writing (3A) Einhorn, E
  29040 Legal Res/Legal Writing (3A) Youngdale, E
  28980 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4A) Einhorn, E
  29045 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4A) Youngdale, E
  29005 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4A) Petrie, S
  29035 Legal Res/Legal Writing (4A) Sween, G
  29065 Legal Research, Adv Solon, K
  29067 Legal Research, Adv: Texas O'Connell, J
  29075 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  29069 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Meyer, R
  29070 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Schiess, W
  29527 Topics in Sustainable Development Moore, S