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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 Advoc Skls for Contem Prc Sween, G
  29685 Directed Research & Study
  29725 Directed Research & Study
  29695 Directed Research & Study
  29705 Directed Research & Study
  29715 Directed Research & Study
  29720 Directed Research & Study
  29365 Legal Res & Wr for Foreign Lawyers Sween, G
  29367 Legal Res & Writing, Adv: Texas Law Youngdale, E
  29040 Legal Res, Adv: Texas Duncan, C
  28950 Legal Research & Legal Writing Bridges, K
  28965 Legal Research & Legal Writing Einhorn, E
  28960 Legal Research & Legal Writing Einhorn, E
  29005 Legal Research & Legal Writing Sharp, S
  28970 Legal Research & Legal Writing Meyer, R
  28995 Legal Research & Legal Writing Schiess, W
  29025 Legal Research & Legal Writing Youngdale, E
  29015 Legal Research & Legal Writing Blinkova, N
  29010 Legal Research & Legal Writing Blinkova, N
  28975 Legal Research & Legal Writing Meyer, R
  29000 Legal Research & Legal Writing Sharp, S
  28980 Legal Research & Legal Writing Petrie, S
  29030 Legal Research, Adv Steinke, M
  29035 Legal Research, Adv: Frgn/Intl Law Pratter, J
  29055 Legal Writing, Adv Schiess, W
  29048 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  29047 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Petrie, S
  29045 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Einhorn, E
  29595 Supreme Court Blais, L
  29675 Supreme Court: Skills Blais, L