Lawyering Fundamentals: Theory and Practice

Required Course
Course Number: Law 504 Fall and 505 Spring
Credits: 3

The theory and practice component of Lawyering Fundamentals introduces students to the dimensions and competencies involved in legal practice. With basic proficiency as a goal, the course focuses on legal interpretation, fact-development, problem-solving, psychological and bodily intelligences, interviewing and counseling, alternative dispute resolution, pre-trial litigation, and professional ethics. In the process, students are guided in developing their identities and roles as lawyers, and explore a multitude of perspectives on the profession and legal system.