School of Law

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

9200:619-003 Cohen LARW I

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


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;
*Legislative History;
*Ohio Revised Code in paper


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: 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

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


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.