21st Century Professional Skills and Practice Management
This course will help the entrepreneur-minded student to create a comprehensive, personal plan for developing the substantive knowledge, professional skills and business focus to create a fulfilling law practice. Assignments and simulations will be from case studies describing the challenges faced by attorneys and clients today. The course will focus on the economics of law practice, including forecasting demand for legal services and project management; team dynamics and leadership; effectively communicating with clients, colleagues, other parties and tribunals; client development and service; and managing expectations and unexpected adversity. Guest presenters will demonstrate and model various skills and then provide real-time feedback to students on class simulations or exercises. The course is not limited to any particular type of civil practice (size or substantive area).