LAWL - Law

Moot Court/Trial Practice

LAWL - 9000  TRIAL PRACTICE
[3 hours] The ´┐Żlearning by doing´┐Ż technique is applied to the litigation process.  Students conduct simulated trials and handle such matters as pretrial motions, jury selection, opening statement, presentation of evidence, closing arguments, jury instructions and post-verdict motions.  Evidence is a prerequisite. [Fall-d; SP-d]

LAWL - 9090  ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
[3 hours] This practicum course starts with a comparison of various adjudicatory and non-adjudicatory methods of dispute resolution and then proceeds to an in-depth study of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration as well as various hybrid dispute resolution processes such as mini-trial, the summary jury trial, early neutral evaluation, mediation-arbitration, and ombudsmen. Attention is also given to client interviewing and counseling. Simulated negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations are a significant part of the course.

LAWL - 9150, 9160  MOOT COURT I (1-2 hours) and II (1-2 hours)
Students participate in interscholastic Moot Court competitions such as the National Moot Court Competition and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, preparing written briefs and engaging in oral argument. [Fall/SP to be arranged]

LAWL - 9200  INTERVIEWING, COUNSELING AND NEGOTIATING
[3 hours]  Course familiarizes students with basic concepts and techniques of interviewing, counseling and negotiating, fact investigation and discovery.  Various teaching methods used include simulation, demonstrations and videotaped interviews.  Emphasis on student participation in interviews and negotiations. [Subject to availability of instructor - d]

LAWL - 9400  ADVANCED LEGAL WRITING/LEGAL DRAFTING
[3 hours] The course develops the theory and practice of clear, consistent, well-organized, and readable legal drafting (e.g. contracts, leases, regulations, and statutory provisions) as well as precise, effective, memorable, and persuasive legal writing (e.g. briefs, memorandums, letters and complaints). The course utilizes the problem method and gives special attention to sound editing techniques. [F/SP - d]

LAWL - 9450  LAW PRACTICE
[3 hours] An introduction to management of a law practice. This course will develop concepts related to two areas: Business Management and Practice Management. In the area of Business Management, students will be exposed to business start-up considerations, including choice of entity, financing, accounting and record-keeping. In the area of Practice Management, the students will be exposed to issues related to client acceptance, declination, disengagement, conflicts of interest and malpractice to name a few.  Grading for this course is a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.   [Fall-n; SP-n]

LAWL - 9550  MEDIATION AND SETTLEMENT
[3 hours] Mediation Law, Theory, Policy, and Practice. This course covers a wide range of  topics including the process of mediation, confidentiality, neutrality of the mediator, the  mediation agreement, and mediation ethics. Various teaching methods used to include simulations, demonstrations and video-taped mediations. [Fall-d; SP-d]

LAWL - 9570  NEGOTIATION AND SETTLEMENT
[3 hours] This course focuses on developing an analytical framework for preparing, conducting, diagnosing, and assessing negotiations. Students will then conduct at least nine negotiations that explore a variety of deal-making and dispute resolution fact situations. The aims of this course are to help participants develop their skills in negotiation, decision-making, and problem solving and to provide the tools  for improving and refining those skills in the future. All of these skills are essential for effective lawyering, negotiating, problem-solving, and representing clients.   [Fall-d; SP-d]

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