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

ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution), Advanced

Advocacy, Advanced

Argumentation and Persuasion

Deals and Dispute Resolution: A One-Week Jterm Simulation

Legal Practicum: General Practice (formerly Legal Practicum)


Persuasive Legal Writing

Pretrial Litigation

Transactions and Settlements

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

Clinic – Child Protection Clinic

Clinic – Civil Advocacy Clinic

Clinic – Community Development Clinic

Clinic – Criminal Appeals Clinic

Clinic – Criminal Justice Clinic

Clinic – Immigration Law Clinic

Clinic – Indian Law Clinic

Clinic – Intellectual Property Law Clinic

Clinic – Law and Business 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 – Family Law Externship

Law and Business: Externships

One-credit workshops connected to elective doctrinal courses

Elder Law Workshop: Advising the Senior Client

Public International Law Research Workshop I

Advanced classes in specific practice areas meld doctrine and skills

Business Buy/Sell Transaction Simulation

IP – Intellectual Property Appellate Practice

IP – Intellectual Property Licensing

IP – Patent Litigation

IP – Patent Prosecution

Law and Business: Mergers and Acquisitions

Law and Business: The Start-Up Business Enterprise

Tax Research