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Fall 2020
LAW019  A2  LEGAL COMMUNICATION & RESEARCH I

Course Description
TBD

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-17-2020 - 11-17-2020   F  9:00 AM-10:40 AM DL

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Online (all synchronous)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: *Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook Interactive Exercises (Code)
    Textbook Type: E-book
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Linda J. Barris
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    Edition: 4th edition
      
  • Textbook Name: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: The Columbia Law Review Ass'n et al. eds.
    Publisher: Harvard Law Review Association
    Edition: 21st Edition (2020)
    ISBN: 978-0-578-66615-0
      
  • Textbook Name: Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Linda J. Barris
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    Edition: 4th ed. 2020
    ISBN: 978-1-5310-1915-0
      
  • Textbook Name: The Handbook for the New Legal Writer
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Jill Barton and Rachel Smith
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 2nd Edition 2019
    ISBN: 978-1543802146
      

Additional Materials:
* For Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook Interactive Exercises (MBIE), registration instructions will be provided in the syllabus.  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: 1) Watch Orientation Videos on Blackboard (How to Read a Case and How to Brief a Case) 2) Watch other videos uploaded in our class Blackboard (Welcome to the class/syllabus; Objective Writing;The Court System; Hierarchy of Authorities). These will be in the Week 1 Module 3) Read the Syllabus on Blackboard 4) Read Handbook - Part 1 Reading and Writing Like A Lawyer Chapters 1-5 5) Read and Be Prepared to Discuss: Ungraded Memo Assignment on Blackboard and caselaw packet (attached) 6) Complete this survey by 8 am Friday 8/14 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YFQPPR5

    Material:
    Textbooks
    Required
    1. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Ass’n et al. eds., 21st ed. 2020).
    2. Jill Barton and Rachel Smith, The Handbook for the New Legal Writer (2nd ed.).
    3. Linda J. Barris, Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook (4th ed. 2020).
    4. Core Grammar for Lawyers- see syllabus for more information
    5. Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook Interactive Exercises- see syllabus for more information
      

    Case law regarding physical injury NIED (2).pdf

 
Professor(s)

NARINE WELDON, MARCIA


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: mweldon@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-6534