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Fall 2013 - Legal Research & Writing for Foreign Lawyers

Eskow, Lisa R

Credit Hours: 2 (Pass/Fail)  Course ID: 279M  Unique # 29340

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
MW11:50 am - 1:00 pmTNH 2.123
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Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
This course will introduce foreign lawyers to the case-law method, the basic tools for conducting legal research, and the basic conventions and expectations for creating professional legal work product.  Research and writing assignments will build on each other, culminating in a full-length, formal analytical memorandum that could potentially serve as a professional writing sample.  The course will assist non-native English speakers with the critical-thinking and writing skills that are foundational to American academic endeavors as well as law practice.

Graded pass/fail.

Restricted to LLM students who do not have a JD degree.  Enrollment is optional, not required.

Related Course Areas
Textbooks
Basic Legal Research - Sloan
  Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, edition: 5th
  ISBN: 9781454808473   (required)
A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis - Coughlin, Rocklin & Patrick
  Carolina Academic, edition: 2nd
  ISBN: 9781611633979   (required)
Manual on Usage & Style - Texas Law Review
  Texas Law Review, edition: 12th
  ISBN: 1878674-08-0   (required)
The Bluebook - Harvard Law Review Assn
  Harvard Law Review Assn, edition: 19th
  ISBN: 9780615361161   (required)