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Law Practice Management

(Law 824)

3 credit hours

Designed to prepare law students for private practice, this course emphasizes the problems faced by small law firms as well as independent sole practitioners, although large firm practice may be discussed by way of example or contrast. This course looks at the way law firms are organized: partnerships, professional corporations, and proprietorships, including partnerships and shareholder agreements. The roles of partners/shareholders and associates are addressed, particularly with respect to income production and compensation. One segment examines non-lawyer personnel; another addresses the law office itself.