Spring 2022
5342 Professional Writing Strategies - SWIFT- 24828

Professor(s): Kenneth Swift (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Practice Skills - (Research and Writing) 

Time: AsynchDistanceEd    Location:  

Course Outline: This course introduces students to the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”), which is a component of the Texas bar examination and the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE). Through this course students will actively employ the MPT skills through multiple assessments and exercises. Students will receive instructive as well as constructive feedback with regard to their individual MPT performance along with numerous strategies to attack the MPT. Students will also be given numerous opportunities to actively self-evaluate their performance to help leverage their ability to independently identify, address, and solve areas of opportunity to improve.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Asynchronous Online)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration in November, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through Jan. 5th, 2022, but notice of such changes will be sent to then- registered students. Some student materials may not be available online, such as an assigned casebook. Any assessment for the course, such as a final examination or a mid-term exam, will be conducted without the need to physically come to the Law Center, such as, for example, via the EBB portal as a take home exam or under remote proctoring.


This course will be graded.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/12 1pm-4pm  remote    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Supplemental

DistanceEd ABA: Prearranged

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (10/15/2021 3:58:22 PM)

Book(s) Required

English for Lawyers, 6th ed, 2019
ISBN: 978 1531006990

ISBN: 978 1531017873
Ebook, EISBN: 978 1531017880
Note: This book comes with a subscription to Core Knowledge for Lawyers