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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
  29150 Appellate Clerkship Writing Vance, S
  29720 Comparative Evidence & Procedure Laudan, L
  29645 Directed Research & Study
  29635 Directed Research & Study
  29625 Directed Research & Study
  29280 Jurisprudence of Sport Berman, M
  29285 Law Libraries Bintliff, B
  29180 Legal Res & Writing, Adv: Texas Law Youngdale, E
  28820 Legal Res, Adv: Corp & Securities Noel, J
  28790 Legal Research & Legal Writing Petrie, S
  28810 Legal Research & Legal Writing Sween, G
  28760 Legal Research & Legal Writing Blinkova, N
  28785 Legal Research & Legal Writing Meyer, R
  28815 Legal Research & Legal Writing Youngdale, E
  28765 Legal Research & Legal Writing Blinkova, N
  28805 Legal Research & Legal Writing Sween, G
  28795 Legal Research & Legal Writing Sharp, S
  28800 Legal Research & Legal Writing Sharp, S
  28775 Legal Research & Legal Writing Einhorn, E
  28770 Legal Research & Legal Writing Einhorn, E
  28780 Legal Research & Legal Writing Meyer, R
  28825 Legal Research, Adv Cristobal, K
  28822 Legal Research, Adv: Intell Prop Wolfson, S
  28860 Legal Writing, Adv Schiess, W
  28845 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  28850 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Bridges, K
  28840 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Schiess, W
  28855 Legal Writing, Adv: Transact Draft Schiess, W
  29865 Regulation of Financial Markets Stutts, W
  29520 Supreme Court Sturley, M
  29615 Supreme Court: Skills Sturley, M
  29325 Topics in Sustainable Development Moore, S
  29210 Writing for the Court Smith, B