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Each student is required to earn eight skills credits to be certified for graduation by the Office of Law Skills and Experiential Learning. The required eight skills credits should include two courses from the list below.
Courtroom Communication Techniques
Courtroom Performance Workshop
Negotiation/Settlement Techniques Workshop
Entertainment Law Workshop
Dispute Resolution/Arbitration Skills Workshop
Dispute Resolution/Mediation Skills Workshop
Real Estate Transaction Workshop
Handling Employee Benefits Claims
Legal Letters: Communication for Lawyers
Mediation & Arbitration—LAW 817
Students are encouraged to attend more than the required eight courses. No tuition fee is charged for Skills Curriculum courses. The specially designed Skills Curriculum courses are taught by practitioners and judges from the local legal community. Students will examine and practice fundamental lawyering skills, including problem solving, legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, factual investigation, communication, counseling, negotiation, litigation and alternative dispute resolution procedures, organization and management, and recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas.
Online registration for Skills Curriculum courses is available on LORA. The Office of Law Skills and Experiential Learning publishes registration dates each semester. After the formal registration date, students may register in person in the Office of Law Skills and Experiential Learning (LS 121) or by phone at (504) 861-5574 for any available skills courses.