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Fall 2020
5314 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - C1 - BREM- 15999

Professor(s): Katherine Brem (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 3

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section C 

Time: 11:10a-12:25p- W  1:40p-2:55p- TH  Location: 3  BLB

Course Outline: In Lawyering Skills and Strategies I you will develop the following essential lawyering skills: Identifying and analyzing legal issues; conducting legal research; and writing real world legal documents. In contrast to other 1L classes, in LSS you will not learn law in the abstract. Rather, you will learn how to use the substantive law you are learning in your other classes in practice. This results in several immediate benefits to you. You will learn skills that make you a better law student. You will prepare writing samples necessary for judicial internship and law firm summer clerkship applications. And you will learn and hone the research, writing, and oral communications skills employers demand. Some writing and revising will be completed in class. I will assign limited outside reading so that you can complete other writing and revising outside of class. I will be mindful of your time.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 8/31/2020

Course Notes: HyFlex  This 1L course has a classroom assigned. The extent to which that room will be used during the semester is up to the instructor and may vary during the semester. When the classroom is used by an instructor, those class sessions will be operated in “HyFlex” mode: remote presence is available to any student via internet videoconferencing, and recordings will be available. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.


First Day Assignments: First Day Assignment

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Required Course)

Course Materials (8/11/2020 9:26:22 AM)

Book(s) Required

Taking into account your preferences as expressed in the Google poll I sent, our classes will meet primarily in a face-to-face format, with appropriate social distancing and masks required. Of course, anyone who prefers may attend virtually. I will run class from a Zoom platform so that your experience will be essentially the same no matter whether you join me in the classroom or attend virtually from home. If you do choose to attend virtually, please understand I require you to log in with your camera on. As you review the syllabus, you will see that most lectures require you to complete some activities before arriving to class. Rest assured I will adjust time spent in class accordingly. I promise to be mindful of your time. I am anxious to meet each of you and promise to do my utmost to make your experience here at UHLC as normal as possible. Working together, we will prevail. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out. Email is the best way to contact me, but you may also call my office at 713.743.5945.