LAW 21st Century Professional Skills and Practice Management
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
Business Law: Finance: Capital Markets, Financial Reporting, Corporate Governance
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21st Century Professional Skills and Practice Management
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[ Litigation ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
Why it is relevant for ...
[ Litigation ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Legal Profession : This course provides an opportunity for students to think about how they will develop their own professional careers given the challenges of the current legal marketplace. It covers a lot of the soft skills you will need as you begin the business of practicing law: time management, managing both up and down, working well on teams, managing client expectations, and communicating with clients.
General course Description:
This course will help the entrepreneur-minded student to create a comprehensive, personal plan for developing the substantive knowledge, professional skills and business focus to create a fulfilling law practice. Assignments and simulations will be from case studies describing the challenges faced by attorneys and clients today. The course will focus on the economics of law practice, including forecasting demand for legal services and project management; team dynamics and leadership; effectively communicating with clients, colleagues, other parties and tribunals; client development and service; and managing expectations and unexpected adversity. Guest presenters will demonstrate and model various skills and then provide real-time feedback to students on class simulations or exercises. The course is not limited to any particular type of civil practice (size or substantive area).
Course Style: An Experiential course is one in which students undertake tasks derived from or akin to those done by practicing lawyers.
Course Frequency: Offered once a year