6369 Legal Analysis and Writing - COHEN- 16791
Lisa Cohen (ADJUNCT)
Course Areas: Practice Skills - (Research and Writing)
Time: 4:00p-5:30p TTH Location: 211
Course Outline: Legal Analysis and Writing will familiarize students with the structure of the UBE, offer bar exam preparation and test-taking strategies, and provide face-to-face and written performance feedback through a series of simulation exercises. This class does not replace traditional, private bar preparation companies (i.e. Barbri, Themis, or Kaplan). Rather, it is employed in conjunction with those programs.
Although the primary focus of the course is the UBE, the course will address general bar exam test-taking strategies with a focus on exam essays, the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), and Multistate Performance Test (MPT) sections, which are non-state specific and common to almost all bar examinations across the country.
This course hosts small sections. Some students are subject to mandatory enrollment in this course and will fill seats first. Any remaining spots will be subject to general registration procedures. Once full, if a spot opens, enrollment will proceed from the waitlist. This class is only open to 3Ls graduating in May 2022. Any other student that registers for this course will be removed.
Course Syllabus: Syllabus
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.
This course will receive a Pass/Fail grade.
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Final Exam Schedule:
This course will have:
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No
Experiential Course Type: No
Bar Course: Supplemental
DistanceEd ABA: No (no more than 1/3 of the class sessions have the instructor separated from all students via technology)
Pass-Fail Student Election: Available
No book required for this course
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