1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Office Location: MSL 317
B.A., University of Michigan
Professor Cornell teaches Lawyering Skills I and II. She previously taught Lawyering Skills III from 2011-2013.
Cornell received her law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2000. She has a B.A. in economics, with highest distinction, from the University of Michigan.
Cornell practiced tax and corporate law as an associate at Latham & Watkins, Chicago, from 2000-2003 and as an associate/counsel at Dorsey & Whitney, Minneapolis, from 2003-2009.
|620||Lawyering Skills I||3|
|Description of course 620 :||This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of legal problem solving through legal analysis, legal research and legal writing methods. Students will learn methods of legal analysis, including fact analysis and rule-based reasoning, using common law and statutory sources. Students will learn legal research in primary and secondary sources, in both traditional and electronic formats, emphasizing efficient research strategies. Finally, students will learn to structure, write and edit a formal memorandum of law. Instruction in lawyering skills will be integrated to focus on the problem-solving process and to help students begin to develop independent professional judgment.|
|625||Lawyering Skills II||2|
|Description of course 625 :||This course will refine students' legal problem-solving skills using legal analysis, legal research, and legal writing strategies and will introduce students to additional lawyering skills. Students will advance from objective to persuasive legal writing projects set in an advocacy context and will draft typical litigation documents, such as plead- ings, pre-trial motions, and trial briefs. Students will consider various dynamics of the lawyer/client relationship, conduct a client interview, and prepare a client opinion letter. Finally, the course will explore alternative methods of dispute resolution.|
|715||Lawyering Skills III||2|
|Description of course 715 :||This course will focus on the skills necessary for success- fully pursuing an appeal. After a brief introduction to the appellate process and its corresponding procedural rules, students will learn to evaluate a case for appeal, identify and narrow issues, develop a persuasive theory, and write an effective appellate brief. Additionally, students will present a 15-minute oral argument on their briefs to a moot court.|