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Spring 2015
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - E2 - SIMPSON- 20303

Professor(s): Lauren Simpson (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 2

Course Areas: 1st Year - Part-Time 

Time: 7:30P-9:10P  TH  Location: 240  BLB

Course Outline: Spring 2015

Course Outline: Lawyering Skills and Strategies II will focus on legal writing in litigation and transactional contexts and the skills and strategic planning lawyers must possess to succeed within actual lawyering experiences. The curriculum will be problem – based, using fact-pattern simulations to enable students to work through actual practice skills and strategies and ethical issues. Training in essential lawyering skills such as oral communication, legal writing, research, and analysis will be embedded within fact pattern simulations involving typical litigation and transactional issues that students will work through to develop lawyering skills and problem-solving strategies. Students at times will be assigned to represent opposing sides of the problem.
Course Information Sheet

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: • Please read Chs. 2 and 8 of Kamela Bridges & Wayne Schiess, Writing for Litigation (2011).

• Please review the materials under the folder entitled “Class 1 (Thurs., Jan. 22)” on my spring 2015 LSS web course for your LSS section (Section E-1 or Section E-2) on The West Education Network (“TWEN”). Instructions for registering for my spring 2015 LSS web courses on TWEN have already been emailed to returning LSS students; if you are a new student for the spring, please email me at for registration instructions.

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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Bar Course:

Course Materials (1/12/2015 1:46:59 PM)

No book required for this course

Per Prof. Simpson: student's will keep all books purchased from the fall 2014 semester.