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Fall 2021
LAW019  A2  LEGAL COMMUNICATION & RESEARCH I

Course Description
TBD

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-23-2021 - 12-01-2021   F  11:00 AM-12:45 PM F309

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: Barris
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
      
  • Textbook Name: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Columbia Law Review
    Publisher: Harvard Law Review Association
    Edition: 21st edition
    ISBN: 978-0578666150
      
  • Textbook Name: Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Dreyer
    Publisher: Random House
    Edition: 2020
    ISBN: 978-0812985719
      
  • Textbook Name: Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Barris
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    Edition: 4th edition
    ISBN: 978-1531019150
      
  • Textbook Name: The Handbook for the New Legal Writer
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Barton and Smith
    Publisher: Wolter Kluwer
    Edition: 2nd edition
    ISBN: 978-1543802146
      
  • Textbook Name: *Core Grammar for Lawyers
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: McKinney and Pryal
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    Edition: 4th edition
    ISBN: 978-1611635843
      

Additional Materials:
*Registration instructions will be provided in the syllabus for the books: Core Grammar for Lawyers (CGL) and Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook interactive Exercises (MBIE)  
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 20, at 12:35-3:00 PM in Room F209 (this includes a research session at 12:35-1:05PM). This is not our usual class time, but we are conforming to the University's orientation schedule. Before our first meeting, please read and prepare to discuss the attached materials. Pay careful attention to the Thompson v. Carnival case, as we will brief it together on August 20th.

    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).
    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 w Template AT FINAL .pdf
    Handbook pages 1-42 (first day reading).pdf
    Statute and Cases Partial and Complete Memo.pdf
    Case File Partial and Complete Memo Final AT.pdf

 
Professor(s)

TORRES, ANNETTE


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