THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
School of Law

Fall Semester 2014
Course, Casebook, and Assignment Listing Classes begin August 18, 2014

9200:619-003 Cohen LARW I
Casebook(s):


Req: Dickerson, The ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 5th ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454828754
Req: Legal Writing Workbook (Workbook) (available on Springboard by August 12th)

Assignment:

A. LEGAL WRITING (THURSDAY, 3:15pm - 5:15pm)


For First Class:
1. Read Workbook pp. 3-12 (Course Overview & Syllabus)

Grammar & Composition
1. Read Workbook pp. 16-23 (Writing Guidelines & more)
2. Review Grammar Pre-Class Unit (PowerPoint with audio files, available on Springboard)
3. Complete Editing Exercises #1 (Workbook pp. 26-27)

Research Memorandum Format
1. Read Workbook pp. 32-35 (Research Memorandum Format)

B. LEGAL RESEARCH (Tuesday, 1:10pm - 2:10pm)

Required Texts:
1. Legal Research Workbook (Workbook) (available on Springboard by August 12th)

For First Class:
1. Read Workbook pp. 3-16
*Course Overview;
*Primary & Secondary Authority;
*Search Plans;
*Statutes;
*Legislative History;
*Ohio Revised Code in paper


**NOTE:


Springboard is the University's web course that provides, among other things, the ability to post documents that may be downloaded from the internet. Springboard is located at: https://springboard.uakron.edu/. You will first be prompted to provide your UANet username and password. On the next screen, select LARW I 003. On the course page, select Content. The workbooks are in the Legal Writing and Legal Research modules.


9200:684-002 Cohen Sem: Interviewing and Counseling
Casebook(s):

Req: Client Interviewing & Counseling Workbook (Workbook) (available on Springboard by
August 12th)

Assignment:


For First Class:
Read Workbook pp. 3-15
*Course Overview & Syllabus
*Client-Centered Interviewing & Counseling
*The Participatory Model
*The Goals of Client Interviewing & Counseling

Read Workbook pp. 25-33
*A Structure for the Initial Interview
*The Opening Stage

Read Workbook pp. 81-84
*Transcript for In-Class Video (The Opening Stage)

Prepare Interviews #1 & #2 - About two weeks before our first class, I will:
*Post on Springboard the materials for your first interview (role plays)
*Email instructions to you.


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