Lawyering Fundamentals Program
|Fall - 4 Credits||Spring - 5 Credits|
|Legal Research (2 credits)||Legal Writing (3 credits)|
|Legal Analysis (1 credit)||Legal Theory & Practice (2 Credits)|
|Legal Theory & Practice (1 credit)|
Lawyering Fundamentals are a unique combination of classes in which students learn professional lawyering skills in an active and collaborative environment. In the fall, the courses focus on building fundamental skills -- theory & practice, legal research, and legal analysis. In the spring, students use those skills through real-world exercises. Each of the three skills components is taught by faculty who specialize in those skills-- the Research component is taught by librarians, Writing & Analysis is taught by legal writing faculty, and the Theory & Practice component is taught by clinical faculty. In addition, the Lawyering Fundamentals faculty collaborates with the faculty teaching substantive law courses to provide context for skills training.
The Lawyering Fundamental classes also uses the law firm program as a "learning lab" where students have in-class time to practice skills