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Fall 2020
LAW019  B1  LEGAL COMMUNICATION & RESEARCH I

Course Description
TBD

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-17-2020 - 10-30-2020   F  10:10 AM-11:50 AM E352

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:
Residential
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: 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 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: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 2nd Edition 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 willl be provided in the syllabus.  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Welcome to LComm I! I look forward to meeting and working with all of you. Please note that our first meeting will take place on Friday, August 14, at 9:00-10:40 AM. This is not our usual class time, but we are conforming to the University's orientation schedule. Before our first meeting, please review the attached materials. Pay careful attention to the Elliott v. Elliott case, as we will brief it together on August 14th.

    Material:
    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 (2d ed. 2019); available online at https://www.wklegaledu.com/Barton-LegalWriter2. Note that I have attached the first readings in pdf format.
    3. Linda J. Barris, Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook (4th ed. 2020) (Note: the publisher expects to release this book on August 24, 2020).
    4. Core Grammar for Lawyers. Registration instructions provided in Syllabus.
    5. Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook Interactive Exercises. Registration instructions provided in Syllabus.

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

    Partial and Complete Memo Assignment with Template AT FINAL.pdf
    Case law regarding physical injury NIED AT.pdf
    Jose Corddry Complete Case FINAL .pdf
    Handbook 2d ed. Pages 1-42.pdf

 
Professor(s)

TORRES, ANNETTE


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: atorres@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-5183
Office: C416