College of Law

Career Compass: A Map for Your Solo or Small Firm Practice Career

Solo or small firm practitioners tend to be "generalists" in the law rather than "specialists." These lawyers usually represent individuals in a wide variety of matters, including criminal, family, estate planning, real estate, as well as civil litigation matters (tort cases, employment cases, consumer cases, etc.).

Solo or small firm practitioners might also represent small or start-up businesses. This career map is designed to teach students litigation and entrepreneurial skills that often are of primary importance to solo and small firm practitioners while also offering exposure to a wide variety of subject areas that solo and small firm practitioners might address.


Core Curriculum:
Civil Advocacy Clinic

Specialty Courses:
Accounting and Financial Statements
Administrative Law
Business Association
Creditor/Debtor Law
Criminal Procedure Adjudications
Criminal Procedure Investigations
Employment Discrimination
Employment Law
Estate Planning
Family Law
Federal Income Tax
Trial Practice
Trusts & Estates


Last Updated: 6/27/22