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Fall 2021
5314 Lawyering Skills and Strategies (FLLM) - LINN/DAVIS- 27765

Professor(s): Megan Davis (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])
Rachel Linn (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Foreign LLM 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  MW  Location: 209  BLB

Course Outline: This is a course in two parts: As a preliminary matter, this course focuses on an introduction to the American legal education system and the skills a student must possess to succeed. The curriculum will include instruction in the case method of the study of law in the United States, including briefing a case and recitation; the importance of outlining as a method of exam preparation; and actual exam writing skills, especially if a majority of students are more familiar with an oral exam tradition. Then this course shifts focus to a skills-based examination of the U.S. legal system. This curriculum will be problem-based, using fact-pattern simulations to develop oral communication, legal writing, research, and analysis skills essential to practice in the U.S. legal system.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Whether this course will be distance education, or will have a physical room assigned, and if so the extent to which the instructor might use the room during the semester, is not determined at the time when registration initially opens for this course.  You may see contrary indications in the UH systems where you actually register for the course.  In other words, this course might be distance education with no use of a physical classroom. It might be the “HyFlex” mode in which some Law Center courses used a physical room during 2020-21. As we get closer to the start of the term/semester for this course, this course note will be updated as decisions are determined. The instructors will be involved in those decisions, but decisions about modalities may not be invariant throughout the term/semester or between now and when the course starts.

For FLLM students only.

Special Note:

The class starts the week of August 16, 2021. The class will meet at special days/times during that week and then will start regular class schedule as listed on the course information.

The class will meet Monday-Thursday, August 16- August 19 from 10:30-12 each day.

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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 (4/21/2021 12:14:05 PM)

No book required for this course