Law 108A/B - Legal Research and Writing

Andrea Matsuoka

Andrea Matsuoka

Lecturer in Law
B.A. Williams College, 2004
J.D. UCLA, 2012
Course Description:

The Epstein Lawyering Skills course teaches students enrolled in the Epstein Program foundational lawyering skills necessary for success as a lawyer in a public interest setting. During this year-long course, students are introduced to the client-centered approach to lawyering, which teaches that the client’s perspective is front and center in the lawyering project. Students learn legal reasoning, basic legal research methods, the structure of persuasive arguments, the fundamentals of written analysis, and oral advocacy, all in the context of public interest practice. The course also supports the development of public interest leadership by fostering a safe and collaborative environment within the first-year curriculum to learn practice-oriented skills that will anchor and strengthen the public service careers of Epstein Program students.

This is a required course for the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy and enrollment is limited to Epstein Program students.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Andrea Matsuoka 17F 108A DIS 1F TR 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Andrea Matsuoka 17F 108A DIS 1P M 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM
W 5:30 PM - 6:55 PM
2.0 No No
  Section P is limited to students participating in the Epstein Public Interest Law Program.
Andrea Matsuoka 18S 108B DIS 1F MW 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM 3.0 No No
Andrea Matsuoka 18S 108B DIS 1P M 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM
R 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM
3.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2017 DIS 1F
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Textbook for Fall 2017 DIS 1P
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