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Jennifer Cornell

Visiting Professor
Degree
J.D., Harvard
B.A., University of Michigan
Office
MSL 317
Phone
(651) 962-4469
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-4469
Mail
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Professor Cornell teaches Lawyering Skills I and II. She previously taught Lawyering Skills III from 2011-2013. Professor Cornell was honored with the UST School of Law Dean's Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2015.
 
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.

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 620 - 3 Lawyering Skills I - T - R - - - 0900 - 1025 MSL 458

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1025

Location:

MSL 458

Course Registration Number:

43238 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jennifer L. Cornell

This course introduces the analysis and writing skills essential for practicing lawyers. Students will learn to think logically and precisely about the law, and will learn how lawyers read, analyze, organize, write, and rewrite legal documents. These skills will help students analyze the law and write about specific fact situations in a way that meets legal readers’ expectations. This is a hands-on, practice-oriented course. Students will complete writing exercises, practice citation form, and edit their written work. Major written work will consist of at least two objective legal memoranda and a persuasive legal brief.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
LAWS 620 - 7 Lawyering Skills I - T - R - - - 1030 - 1155 MSL 458

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1030 - 1155

Location:

MSL 458

Course Registration Number:

43450 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jennifer L. Cornell

This course introduces the analysis and writing skills essential for practicing lawyers. Students will learn to think logically and precisely about the law, and will learn how lawyers read, analyze, organize, write, and rewrite legal documents. These skills will help students analyze the law and write about specific fact situations in a way that meets legal readers’ expectations. This is a hands-on, practice-oriented course. Students will complete writing exercises, practice citation form, and edit their written work. Major written work will consist of at least two objective legal memoranda and a persuasive legal brief.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
LAWS 950 - 03 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43249 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jennifer L. Cornell

Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

Schedule Details

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 625 - 03 Lawyering Skills II - T - R - - - 0855 - 1020 MSL 238

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0855 - 1020

Location:

MSL 238

Course Registration Number:

23251 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jennifer L. Cornell

This course, which builds on Lawyering Skills I, consists of two parts: research and writing/oral advocacy. During the research part of the course, students will learn how to develop research strategies that use primary and secondary sources efficiently to meet clients’ needs in a cost-effective, ethical way. These skills will help students in future courses that require research, as well as in their careers as law clerks and lawyers. The writing/oral argument part of the course will build on the analysis, organization, and writing skills developed in Lawyering Skills I, with a focus on ethical advocacy. Students will research and draft a summary judgment brief and advocate for their client before a moot court.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
LAWS 625 - 07 Lawyering Skills II - T - R - - - 1030 - 1155 MSL 238

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1030 - 1155

Location:

MSL 238

Course Registration Number:

23255 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jennifer L. Cornell

This course, which builds on Lawyering Skills I, consists of two parts: research and writing/oral advocacy. During the research part of the course, students will learn how to develop research strategies that use primary and secondary sources efficiently to meet clients’ needs in a cost-effective, ethical way. These skills will help students in future courses that require research, as well as in their careers as law clerks and lawyers. The writing/oral argument part of the course will build on the analysis, organization, and writing skills developed in Lawyering Skills I, with a focus on ethical advocacy. Students will research and draft a summary judgment brief and advocate for their client before a moot court.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
LAWS 641 - 03 Serving Clients Well F2 See Details * *

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Location:

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Course Registration Number:

23260 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jennifer L. Cornell

Lawyers are viewed as problem-solvers, and as leaders in society, and this class introduces a framework of ethical leadership and helps set a trajectory for continued growth. This course highlights skills and traits needed for attorneys to thrive, and provides avenues to consider how to act in alignment with one’s values. Given the mission of St. Thomas Law School, the class places a special emphasis on relationships. The class also will facilitate opportunities to discuss problem-solving and cross-cultural competency. Prerequisite: LAWS 640

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MSL 3210900-1145M T W R F - -
-14 Feb '20
LAWS 950 - 04 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

23144 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Jennifer L. Cornell

Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)