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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 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 620 - 01 Lawyering Skills I - T - R - - - 0900 - 1025 MSL 458
CRN: 43290 Instructor: Jennifer L. Cornell 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.

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LAWS 620 - 05 Lawyering Skills I - T - R - - - 1030 - 1155 MSL 458
CRN: 43294 Instructor: Jennifer L. Cornell 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.

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LAWS 950 - 04 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43220 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.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 625 - 01 Lawyering Skills II - T - R - - - 0900 - 1025 MSL 244
CRN: 22767 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer L. Cornell 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.

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