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Julie Oseid

Director of Lawyering Skills and Professor
Degree
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
B.A., University of Minnesota, Duluth
Office
MSL 313
Phone
(651) 962-4948
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-4948
Mail
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Professor Julie Oseid teaches Lawyering Skills I, Lawyering Skills II, and (In)Famous Trials. She has been teaching at the University of St. Thomas since 2004. She is also a faculty member at The National Judicial College. She is currently writing a book based on her series of articles about eloquent American Presidents: Abraham Lincoln (brevity), Thomas Jefferson (metaphor), James Madison (rigor), Ulysses Grant (clarity), and Teddy Roosevelt (zeal). She received the 2007 Warren E. Burger Prize awarded by the American Inns of Court Foundation for her essay entitled “When Big Brother is Watching [Out for] You: Mentoring Lawyers, Choosing a Mentor, and Sharing Ten Virtues from My Mentor.” She received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2009 and the Mission Award for Excellence in Professional Preparation in 2010. Oseid was named the Faculty Woman of the Year by the Women’s Law Student Association in 2007, 2010, and 2012.

Oseid received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, in 1986. Oseid clerked for Judge John T. Noonan, Jr. at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, CA. In law school, she clerked for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Minneapolis, in the Criminal Division. She was an associate in the Business Litigation department of Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly for five years. Between 1991 and 2004 Oseid was at home raising her three children. Her husband Jeff is a pediatrician.

Julie Oseid Curriculum Vitae

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 620 - 02 Lawyering Skills I - T - R - - - 0900 - 1025 MSL 244
CRN: 43291 Instructor: Julie A. Oseid 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 - 06 Lawyering Skills I - T - R - - - 1030 - 1155 MSL 244
CRN: 43295 Instructor: Julie A. Oseid 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 - 16 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43232 Instructor: Julie A. Oseid 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 - 02 Lawyering Skills II - T - R - - - 1030 - 1155 MSL 238
CRN: 22766 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Julie A. Oseid 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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LAWS 841 - 01 Infamous Trials M T W R F - - 0900 - 1130 MSL 238
CRN: 22651 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Julie A. Oseid This course reviews historically prominent trials as a means of learning about the American criminal justice system. Each session of the class features one trail or, occasionally, two trials. From each such case, the course attempts to extract lessons about our justice system, including effective (and ineffective) litigation tatics, the effect of racial and other prejudice on juries, the interaction of public sentiment, politics, and litigation, ect. Prior to each session of this class, students are required to read several items about the trial featured in the class and to find and read additional materials about these trials. After a short quiz, most classes move to a discussion of the featured trial(s). Each student is required to participate in the discussion during each class. In addition, each student participates as a member of a two-student team to research and report upon a prominent trial in Minnesota or elsewhere. (2 credits. Offered alternate years.)

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LAWS 950 - 16 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 22821 Instructor: Julie A. Oseid 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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