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Spring 2023
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - E1 - SIMPSON- 13157

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

Credits: 2

Course Areas: 1st Year - Part-Time 

Time: 7:30p-9:10p  M  Location: 102A 

Course Outline: Lawyering Skills and Strategies II will focus on further developing the underlying skills and strategies that lawyers must possess to succeed within the American legal system. By working through problems inside and outside of the classroom, you will continue to refine, and you will add to, the legal-research, analysis, writing, and citation skills that you learned last semester. More specifically, you will learn and practice the art of persuasion in advocating for your client—whether with your client’s opponent or to a trial court. And you will practice advanced citation skills, including those based on The Greenbook. You will continue to learn, and be expected to uphold, the ethical and professional standards required for the profession.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Description

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Required Course)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation 21st ed 2020
ISBN: 9780578666150

The Greenbook, Texas Rules of Form
ISBN: 9781878674111

A Lawyer Writes, 2nd ed, 2013
ISBN: 9781611633979

Writing for Litigation (1st ed. 2011)
ISBN: 9781454802730)