Lawyering Skills I is a one-unit, credit/no-credit course that meets weekly to provide instruction and guidance in how to read and think in ways necessary for success in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice. During weekly class meetings, students learn about and practice strategies and approaches for reading and writing for law school and preparing for law school exams. Through structured practice with case briefing, rule deconstruction, rule extraction and rule synthesis, outlining, inferential reasoning, and essay organization, students learn how to study and learn the law. Students build their academic and study skills using subject matter materials connected to at least one doctrinal course in which students are concurrently enrolled.
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