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Fall 2014 - Legal Research And Writing For Foreign Lawyers

Young, Trevor

Credit Hours: 2 (Pass/Fail)  Course ID: 232Q  Unique # 29235

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
F2:00 - 4:00 pmTNH 2.124
Exam Type  Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
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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
Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students - Nadia E. Nedzel
  Wolters Kluwer, edition: 3rd
  ISBN: 978-1454805502   (optional)
Basic Legal Research: Tools & Strategies - Amy E. Sloan
  Wolters Kluwer, edition: 4th
  ISBN: 978-0735576728   (required)
A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis - Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud, Sandy Patrick
    ISBN: 978-1594603600   (required)
The Bluebook
  edition: 19th
    (required)
The Texas Law Review manual on Usage & Style
      (required)