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21st Century Professional Skills and Practice Management

This course will help students to develop the professional management skills that are essential for a successful legal career. The course will focus on team dynamics and leadership; effectively communicating with clients, colleagues, other parties and tribunals; client development and service; managing expectations and unexpected adversity; and the economics of law practice, including forecasting demand for legal services and project management. For the final paper, students will create a comprehensive, personal plan outlining the substantive knowledge, professional skills, and business focus they need to build a fulfilling law practice. Assignments and simulations will demonstrate and model various skills and instructors will provide real-time feedback to students on class exercises. The course is not limited to any particular type of practice (size or substantive area). Elements used in grading: Class participation and attendance, course exercises and written assignments.

2014-2015 Winter
01/05/2015 - 03/09/2015 Wed 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Notes: Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree.

Instructors for this course

Michelle Galloway
Susan C. Robinson