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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
  29295 Appellate Clerkship Writing Vance, S
  29015 Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy Schumacher, A
  29785 Directed Research & Study
  29825 Directed Research & Study
  29795 Directed Research & Study
  29805 Directed Research & Study
  29815 Directed Research & Study
  29820 Directed Research & Study
  29920 Jurisprudence of Sport Berman, M
  29450 Law Libraries Martin, H
  28980 Legal Res, Adv: Corp & Securities Bernstein, M
  28930 Legal Research & Legal Writing Youngdale, E
  28970 Legal Research & Legal Writing Petrie, S
  28950 Legal Research & Legal Writing Youngdale, E
  28955 Legal Research & Legal Writing Prugh Payne, C
  28960 Legal Research & Legal Writing Sharp, S
  28910 Legal Research & Legal Writing Sharp, S
  28975 Legal Research & Legal Writing Schiess, W
  28925 Legal Research & Legal Writing Schiess, W
  28965 Legal Research & Legal Writing Meyer, R
  28935 Legal Research & Legal Writing Bridges, K
  28945 Legal Research & Legal Writing Sween, G
  28940 Legal Research & Legal Writing Einhorn, E
  28915 Legal Research & Legal Writing Meyer, R
  28900 Legal Research & Legal Writing Einhorn, E
  28905 Legal Research & Legal Writing Sween, G
  28920 Legal Research & Legal Writing Petrie, S
  28990 Legal Research, Adv Solon, K
  28985 Legal Research, Adv: Intell Prop O'Connell, J
  29005 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  29000 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Schiess, W
  28995 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Meyer, R
  29010 Legal Writing, Adv: Transact Draft Newby, M
  29360 Preparing for a Fed Dist Clerkship Chestney, E
  30000 Regulation of Financial Markets Stutts, W
  30010 Supreme Court Weinberg, L
  29675 Supreme Court Blais, L
  29765 Supreme Court: Skills Blais, L
  29485 Topics in Sustainable Development Moore, S
  29385 Writing for the Court Smith, B