April 2019 Skills Courses

REGISTRATION METHOD: Simply click on the "Click Here To Register" link under the course description for each skills course in the monthly calendar. After logging in to Blackboard, click on the "Enroll" button on the left-hand side of the screen and hit the "Submit" button. Registration closes 24 hours in advance of each skills course.


SKL-CIV-04020419: Motions Practice

(Tuesday/Thursday, April 2 & 4, 2019) (12:30 - 1:45 pm) (LS 111)

This course develops the fundamental lawyering skills needed for handling pretrial motions effectively in civil practice. The majority of an attorney's work is dedicated to motion practice. Begin developing the skill and art of motion practice while in law school. Students are expected to come to class ready to work in teams and argue a motion. Each student performance will be critiqued by a skills instructor.

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SKL-040519: Advanced Tax Research

(Friday, April 5, 2019) (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) (LS 111)

This​ ​course​ ​covers​ ​practical​ ​tax​ ​research​ ​skills.​ ​Included​ ​in​ ​this​ ​course​ ​is​ ​instruction​ ​regarding​ ​accessing​ ​and evaluating​ ​the​ ​primary​ ​and​ ​secondary​ ​sources​ ​of​ ​tax​ ​law,​ ​including​ ​the​ ​Internal​ ​Revenue​ ​Code, regulations,​ ​case​ ​law,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​relevant​ ​authorities.​ ​The​ ​emphasis​ ​of​ ​this​ ​course​ ​will​ ​be​ ​on​ ​electronic research,​ ​and​ ​will​ ​involve​ ​discussions​ ​and​ ​examples​ ​of​ ​several​ ​research​ ​tools.

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SKR1-041219: Juvenile Client Interviewing

(Friday, April 12, 2019) (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) (LS 111)
This course will explore how issues related to adolescent development impact interviewing, communicating with, and counseling juvenile clients and witnesses. Students will learn strategies and techniques for overcoming communication barriers with youth in all settings and contexts. Exercises in this course will focus on the initial client interview of a juvenile in delinquency proceedings.

*Note: This course satisfies skills competency requirement 1) Client Interviewing & Counseling.

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