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Summer I 2020
5197 Texas Legal Research ( Distance Learning) - WATSON/LAWSON/DYKES/BADEAUX- 16957

Professor(s): Amanda Watson (FACULTY)
Emily  Lawson (STAFF)
Chris Dykes (STAFF)
Katy Stein Badeaux (STAFF)

Credits: 1

Course Areas: Practice Skills - (Research and Writing) 

Time: ARRANGED    Location:  

Course Outline: This course will expand on research skills explored in your first-year lawyering skills and strategies course with a focus on Texas specific resources. Topics for the class will include sources for Texas case law, statutory, and regulatory research; secondary sources and practitioners’ materials specific to Texas; and understanding and using Texas legislative histories.

Throughout the course, you will learn the research skills typical of a new attorney. You will know how to:
• Identify a full range of Texas primary and secondary materials available, regardless of type or format
• Locate Texas statutes, rules, and regulations using effective and efficient search techniques
• Analyze and interpret what you find
• Apply your research findings to a set of facts based in Texas law

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota=20. This is an Online Course.
This course is taught fully online. With the exception of readings from the assigned text, all aspects of this course, including additional readings, assignments, and multimedia material such as videos and audio files, will be available online. The course is broken down into weekly units, with assignments due each week.

Please pay attention to the syllabus. With an online course it is very important that you read every document and e-mail closely, beginning with this syllabus, to ensure that you understand all of the course assignments, procedures, and due dates. Additionally, from time to time there may be changes, reminders, and additional content sent to organize and supplement the course. You are responsible for knowing all such information.


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Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (4/17/2020 11:20:32 AM)

No book required for this course