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Spring 2022
LAW029  C3  LEGAL COMMUNICATION & RESEARCH II

Course Description
TBD

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-18-2022 - 03-29-2022   T  3:30 PM-5:15 PM F108

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: Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Ross Guberman
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Edition: 2nd Edition
    ISBN: 978-0199943852
      
  • Textbook Name: The Elements of Style
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Strunk and White
    Publisher: Pearson
    Edition: 4th Edition
    ISBN: 978-0205309023
      
  • Textbook Name: Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Scalia and Gardner
    Publisher: Thomson West
    Edition: 5/15/2008
    ISBN: 978-0314184719
      
  • Textbook Name: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Columbia Law Review (Compiler), Harvard Law Review (Compiler), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Compiler), Yale Law Journal (Compiler)
    Publisher: Claitors Publishing Division
    Edition: 21st Edition 2020
    ISBN: 978-0578666150
      
  • Textbook Name: The Handbook for the New Legal Writer
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Jill Barton & Rachel H. Smith
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 2nd Edition 2019
    ISBN: 978-1543802146
      
  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: The system has created an errant duplicate. See the other assignment entry for this course for full details.   
  • Assignment: Welcome to LComm II. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you. I have attached the materials for your first assignment. Specifically, I have attached the case file, assigning memos, and instructions for the Motion to Suppress or Opposition to Motion to Suppress. Before our first class, you should (1) read all of these materials, and (2) find and read the assigned legal authorities. Once our class roster is finalized, I will assign you to represent either the Government or the Defendant during our first class. I have also attached the relevant pages from The Handbook that you should read before our first class. Per the University's protocols, our first class will meet on Zoom. I will provide the link on our course Blackboard page.

    Material:
    Required:
    1. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020).
    2. Jill Barton and Rachel Smith, The Handbook for the New Legal Writer (2d ed. 2019).

    Recommended:
    1. Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges (2008).
    2. Ross Guberman, Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates (2d ed. 2014).
    3. Strunk and White, The Elements of Style.

    Additional Information:
    If you have any questions or concerns about your first-day assignments, please email me at atorres@law.miami.edu
      

    Motion-Assigning Memo-Govt AMT.pdf
    Motion-Instructions AMT.pdf
    Motion to Suppress Case File.pdf
    Handbook Motion Examples.pdf
    Handbook 2d ed. Part V.pdf
    Handbook 2d ed. Part V.pdf
    Motion-Assigning Memo-Defendant AMT.pdf

 
Professor(s)

TORRES, ANNETTE


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