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Fall 2020
LAW019  A3  LEGAL COMMUNICATION & RESEARCH I

Course Description
TBD

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-17-2020 - 11-17-2020   F  12:00 PM-1:40 PM 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
    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: Colombia Law Review Ass'n et al.
    Publisher: Harvard Law Review Association
    Edition: 21st Edition (2020)
    ISBN: 878-0-578-66615-0
      
  • Textbook Name: Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Linda J. Barris
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    Edition: 4th edition 2020
    ISBN: 978-1-5310-1915-0
      
  • Textbook Name: Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Benjamin Dreyer
    Publisher: Random House
    Edition: August 4, 2020
    ISBN: 9780812985719
      
  • Textbook Name: The Handbook for the New Legal Writer
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Jill Barton and Rachel Smith
    Publisher: Wolter Kluwer
    Edition: 2d ed. 2019
    ISBN: 9781543802146
      
  • Textbook Name: *Core Grammar for Lawyers
    Textbook Type: E-book
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Ruth Ann McKinney, Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    Edition: 4th edition
    ISBN: Core Grammar Team
      

Additional Materials:
* For Core Grammar for Lawyers (CGL) and Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook Interactive Exercises (MBIE), registration instructions will be provided in the syllabus.  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Please read the Syllabus-Assignments PDF and Week 1 PDF attached below. I am also attaching all the readings for Week 2, just in case you have trouble getting copies of the books.

    Material:
    Required
    1. Barton & Smith, The Handbook for the New Legal Writer (2d ed.)
    2. Strunk & White, The Elements of Style (4th ed.)
    3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed.)
    4. Core Grammar for Lawyers (subscribe at coregrammarforlawyers.com with class code 320-73-4155)
    Recommended
    1. Black’s Law Dictionary
    2. Cohen & Olson, Legal Research in a Nutshell (10th ed.)
    3. Barris, Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook (3d ed.)

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:
    https://www.law.miami.edu/blackboard

    Additional Information:
    I look forward to meeting you all. We have a great semester ahead!
      

    Week 1--Assignments.pdf
    Week 2--Readings.pdf
    Fall 2020 A3--Syllabus-Assignments.pdf

 
Professor(s)

FROHOCK, CHRISTINA


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: cfrohock@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-2329
Office: C419