Skills Course Requirement

Students are required to take a three-credit Advocacy course that focuses on client representation, negotiation and advocacy skills. In addition to Advocacy, students must take at least two credits from the following list of courses.

» Advocacy course description

Simulated courses focus on specific skills

Family Mediation

ADR – Alternative Dispute Resolution

Advocacy, Advanced

Deals and Dispute Resolution: A One-Week Simulation

General Practice: Skills Practicum


Persuasive Legal Writing

Pretrial Litigation

Transactions and Settlements

Clinics and externships involve assisting lawyers and representing clients in real cases

Clinic – Business Law Clinic

Clinic – Child Protection Clinic

Clinic – Civil Advocacy Clinic

Clinic – Community Development Clinic

Clinic – Criminal Appeals Clinic

Clinic – Immigration Law Clinic

Clinic – Indian Law: Criminal Defense Clinic

Clinic – Indian Law: Impact Litigation Clinic

Clinic – Indian Law: Tribal Code Drafting Clinic

Clinic – Intellectual Property Law Clinic

Clinic – Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners (LAMP) Clinic

Clinic – Legal Planning Clinic for Tax-Exempt Organizations and Low Income Clients

Clinic – Misdemeanor Clinic

Clinic – The Reentry Clinic

Externship – Administrative Law Externship

Externship – Bankruptcy Law Externship

Externship – Criminal Justice Externship

Externship – Family Law Externship

Externship – Law and Business Externship

One-credit workshops connected to elective doctrinal courses

Public International Law Research Workshop I

Advanced classes in specific practice areas meld doctrine and skills

Business Buy/Sell Transaction Simulation

IP – Appellate Practice

IP – Licensing

IP – Patent Litigation

IP – Patent Prosecution

Mergers and Acquisitions

The Start-Up Business Enterprise

Tax Research