Lawyering

Lawyering

Course Number: LAW 919, ULSR
Course Credits: 4
In this course, students will gain competencies in the essential lawyering skills of interviewing, fact-gathering, organizing and presenting facts, counseling, negotiating and drafting transactional legal documents. In addition, students will learn the critical differences among the primary dispute resolution processes (negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation), and will learn how to counsel clients about and represent clients in these processes. Through the use of the planning-execution-reflection model of experiential learning, each student in the course will have the opportunity to plan to engage in each of the skills and then will execute the skill (which will be recorded). After execution, students will have substantial opportunities to reflect on their own mastery of the skill, through group, peer and instructor feedback, as well as through self-reflection. Prerequisites: None **Students may not take Lawyering if they have already taken Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation.