Lawyering Fundamentals: Theory and Practice
Law 504 Fall and 505 Spring
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.