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Fall 2023

5197 Advanced Legal Research: Trial Advocacy - BROWNELL- 25605

Professor(s): Rob Brownell (LIBRARIAN)

Credits: 1

Course Areas: Practice Skills - (Research and Writing) 

Time: ARRANGED    Location: 221 

Course Outline:

Course Syllabus: This is a specialized course on legal research methods as they pertain to trial advocacy. It will cover general legal research topics and resources (issue analysis, secondary sources, statutes, cases, etc.) within the litigation context, focusing on practical application. Students will apply their skills through research problems that simulate legal practice.


Course Notes: (Independent Studies)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis; however, this course will be operated as a Face to Face course. 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.

The course will have a final take-home exercise

There is no Book for this course.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Paper: Take-Home

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

No book required for this course

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