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Fall 2013 - Legal Research & Writing for Foreign Lawyers

Flammer, Sean P

Course ID: 279M  Unique # 29330  Credit Hours: 2  (Pass/Fail only)
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Monday 11:50 am - 1:00 pm JON 6.206
   Wednesday 11:50 am - 1:00 pm JON 6.206
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.

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.

A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis - Coughlin, Rocklin & Patrick
  Carolina Academic, edition: 2nd, 2013
  ISBN: 9781611633979   (required)
Basic Legal Research: Tools & Strategies - Sloan
  Wolters Kluwer Law & Bus., edition: 5th
  ISBN: 9781454808473   (required)
Manual on Usage and Style - Texas Law Review
  Texas Law Review, edition: 12th
  ISBN: 1878674-08-0   (required)
The Bluebook - Harvard Law Review
  Harvard Law Review, edition: 19th
  ISBN: 9780615361161   (required)