Multifaceted study of skills that are fundamental to representing clients effectively and responsibly. Includes interviewing a client, researching the law and commentary in paper and computer media, reading the law, reasoning about a client’s situation in light of the law, writing office memos and advice letters, counseling a client, negotiating and drafting contracts, settling cases through demand letters and negotiation, and arguing motions in writing and orally. Instruction is through 12-person small group classes, six-person representation exercises, individual conferences, and large-group demonstrations and discussions.
Grading: Letter graded.
Credits: Year-long; 3 credits each semester
Taught by: David E. Bland Peter Brehm Emily Cooper Gregory Duhl C. David Flower Thomas Hamlin Julia Hillel Kelly Jeanetta Peggy Kirkpatrick Lisa Kirkpatrick Gill Kenneth Kirwin Mehmet Konar-Steenberg Brian Mak Cassandra McGuiness Dean Raths Deborah Schmedemann
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