Fall 2021
5314 Lawyering Skills and Strategies (FLLM) - SIMMONS- 14990

Professor(s): Laurel  Simmons (OTHER FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Foreign LLM 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  MW  Location: 213  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: DistanceEd  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

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.


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 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Required Course)

Course Materials (4/21/2021 12:10:12 PM)

No book required for this course