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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
  29675 Directed Research & Study
  29670 Directed Research & Study
  29660 Directed Research & Study
  29680 Directed Research & Study
  29650 Directed Research & Study
  29640 Directed Research & Study
  28985 Legal Res, Adv: Texas Duncan, C
  28970 Legal Research & Legal Writing Youngdale, E
  28920 Legal Research & Legal Writing Oster, L
  28915 Legal Research & Legal Writing Meyer, R
  28945 Legal Research & Legal Writing Sharp, S
  28935 Legal Research & Legal Writing Schiess, W
  28895 Legal Research & Legal Writing Bridges, K
  28930 Legal Research & Legal Writing Petrie, S
  28910 Legal Research & Legal Writing Meyer, R
  28955 Legal Research & Legal Writing Sween, G
  28900 Legal Research & Legal Writing Einhorn, E
  28950 Legal Research & Legal Writing Sharp, S
  28940 Legal Research & Legal Writing Schiess, W
  28925 Legal Research & Legal Writing Petrie, S
  28965 Legal Research & Legal Writing Youngdale, E
  28905 Legal Research & Legal Writing Einhorn, E
  28960 Legal Research & Legal Writing Sween, G
  28975 Legal Research, Adv Solon, K
  28980 Legal Research, Adv: Frgn/Intl Law Pratter, J
  28995 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  29000 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Einhorn, E