Legal Research and Writing for Foreign Lawyers

This course will introduce foreign lawyers to the case-law method, the basic tools for conducting legal research, and the basic conventions and expectations for creating professional legal work product. Research and writing assignments will build on each other, culminating in a full-length, formal analytical memorandum that could potentially serve as a professional writing sample. The course will assist non-native English speakers with the critical-thinking and writing skills that are foundational to American academic endeavors as well as law practice. Graded pass/fail. Restricted to LLM students who do not have a JD degree. Enrollment is optional, not required.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Wednesday 11:50 am - 1:00 pm TNH 2.123
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Paper

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory

Textbooks

  • Basic Legal Research - Sloan
      Wolters Kluwer Law & Business , edition: 5th
      ISBN: 9781454808473   (required)
  • A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis - Coughlin, Rocklin & Patrick
      Carolina Academic , edition: 2nd
      ISBN: 9781611633979   (required)
  • Manual on Usage & Style - Texas Law Review
      Texas Law Review , edition: 12th
      ISBN: 1878674-08-0   (required)
  • The Bluebook - Harvard Law Review Assn
      Harvard Law Review Assn , edition: 19th
      ISBN: 9780615361161   (required)