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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
  29546 Legal English Fowler, J
  29200 Legal Research & Legal Writing Youngdale, E
  29160 Legal Research & Legal Writing Einhorn, E
  29125 Legal Research & Legal Writing Eskow, L
  29150 Legal Research & Legal Writing Bridges, K
  29195 Legal Research & Legal Writing Youngdale, E
  29190 Legal Research & Legal Writing Schiess, W
  29185 Legal Research & Legal Writing Schiess, W
  29170 Legal Research & Legal Writing Meyer, R
  29165 Legal Research & Legal Writing Meyer, R
  29180 Legal Research & Legal Writing Petrie, S
  29175 Legal Research & Legal Writing Petrie, S
  29145 Legal Research & Legal Writing Bridges, K
  29135 Legal Research & Legal Writing Blinkova, N
  29140 Legal Research & Legal Writing Blinkova, N
  29155 Legal Research & Legal Writing Einhorn, E
  29130 Legal Research & Legal Writing Eskow, L
  29235 Legal Research And Writing For Foreign Lawyers Young, T
  29230 Legal Research And Writing For Foreign Lawyers Campbell, D
  29205 Legal Research, Adv Steinke, M
  29220 Legal Research, Adv: Texas Law O'Connell, J
  29210 Legal Research, Advanced: Foreign And International Law Pratter, J
  29224 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Mason, L
  29223 Legal Writing, Adv: Litigation Jasper, J
  29225 Legal Writing, Adv: TQ Einhorn, E
  29227 Legal Writing, Adv: Trnsactnl Drafting King, A
  29229 Legal Writing, Adv: Trnsactnl Drafting Kelly, J