General Practice: Skills Practicum (8905)
Engages students in simulated learning experiences and exercises. Students practice law in two-person law firms under the supervision of faculty and tutors.
Simulated cases, problems and clients are presented to each law firm during the semester, requiring the student attorneys to handle a significant variety of integrated substantive and procedural law involving the following areas: personal injury, professional responsibility, employment law, criminal law, employment/labor law, administrative law and real estate law.
Each two-person law firm is involved in proceedings including a jury trial, oral arguments, motion arguments, arbitration, negotiation, and in-chambers settlement conference.
Students interview clients, investigate facts, prepare pleadings and motions, draft documents, compose memos, and prepare research memos and briefs.
Students can take the course for either 3 or 5 credits. Only the 5 credit course satisfies the Advanced Research and Writing requirement.
Students who take the course for 3 credits must complete a 141-hour minimum requirement.
Students who take the course for 5 credits must complete a 235-hour minimum requirement.
Grading: There are many oral and written exercises that will be assessed/graded including a full-day jury trial during the last week of class and many short briefs and memos plus procedural documents.
The assessments/grades for individual oral work, individual written work, and team/partnership written work will determine the final grade for the course.
ADVANCED RESEARCH AND WRITING REQUIREMENT: Only the 5 credit course satisfies the Advanced Research and Writing requirement.
WITHDRAWING FROM COURSE: Can withdraw from course up to one week before the semester begins.
Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: Advocacy. Pre- or Co-Requisite: Evidence. Professional Responsibility
Credits: 3 or 5. Only the 5 credit course Satisfies the Advanced Research and Writing requirement.
Taught by: Hon. Ann L. Alton Creig Andreasen Hon. Mike Baxter Charlie F. Clippert Hon. Christopher Dietzen Jon R. Duckstad Melissa Fraser Hon. Kathleen R. Gearin Hon. Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks Ann Heiny Kenneth L. Jorgensen Orin Kipp Peter Knapp Anh Le Kremer Mark A. Labine Hon. Margaret M. Marrinan Nicholas G.B. May Cynthia L. McCollum Jessica S. McConaughey David Meier Renee Michalow Cathryn Y. Middlebrook Michael B. Miller Hon. David Minge Matthew H. Morgan John Riemer Mary Rowe Hassan M. Saffouri Ken Skrien Michael B. Sonsteng John Sonsteng Pamela Marie Spera Hon. Terri Stoneburner Robert Tennant Hon. Judith M. Tilsen Jennifer Toohey
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