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Fall 2014 - Legal Research and Writing for Foreign Lawyers

Campbell, David J

Credit Hours: 2 (Pass/Fail)  Course ID: 232Q  Unique # 29230

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
F2:00 - 4:00 pmTNH 2.138
No exam information is available for this class.
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 (hardcopy or e-book) - Amy E. Sloan
  Aspen Publishers, edition: 5th(2012)
  ISBN: 1454808470   (required)
A Lawyer Writes - Christine Coughlin, et al.
  Carolina Academic Press, edition: 2nd(2013)
  ISBN: 1611633974   (required)
The Bluebook
  Harvard Law Review Assn., edition: 19th (2010)
  ISBN: 0615361161   (required)
The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style - Bryan A. Garner
  West Academic Publishing, edition: 3rd (2013)
  ISBN: 0314289011   (required)
The Greenbook: Texas Rules of Form
  Texas Law Review, edition: 12th (2010)
  ISBN: 1878674080   (optional)