January 2018 Skills Courses

SKR4-011618: Marketing for Lawyers

(Tuesday, January 16) (12:30 - 1:30pm) (LS 111)

This course is designed to provide practical training in legal marketing, especially for those who may enter solo practice. Come learn about the "nuts-and-bolts" of how to attract and actually get real clients, especially those that translate into legal work that pays.

*Note: Submission of a 400-word reflection paper is required to earn skills credit.

**Note: This course satisfies skills competency requirement (4) Law Office Management and Professionalism.​

SKL-​ ​011918:​ ​Advanced​ ​Tax​ ​Research

(Friday,​ ​January​ ​19)​ ​(9:00am-11:30pm)​ ​(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. 

SKL-CIV-01232518: Class Action and Multi-District Litigation

(Tuesday & Thursday, January 23 & 25) (12:30pm-1:45pm) (LS 111)

Participants completing this skills course will understand the basic procedural requirements for class actions, know how to spot and/or create certification problems; understand how to plan for a certification hearing; know how to identify, screen, and prepare or attack class representatives; and will participate in a problem-solving session in which fact situations are analyzed for certification criteria. The course will address both state and federal class actions.

SKL-​ ​MAR-13020118:​ ​Maritime​ ​Complaint​ ​and​ ​Answer​ ​Drafting

(Tuesday,​ ​January​ ​30​ ​&​ ​Thursday,​ ​February​ ​1)​ ​(12:30pm-1:45pm)​ ​(LS​ ​111)
This​ ​course​ ​is​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​introducing​ ​maritime​ ​issues​ ​in​ ​the​ ​context​ ​of​ ​drafting​ ​a​ ​complaint​ ​and​ ​answer. Students​ ​will​ ​discuss​ ​various​ ​drafting​ ​techniques​ ​regarding​ ​relevant​ ​claims​ ​under​ ​the​ ​Jones​ ​Act,​ ​DOHSA and​ ​general​ ​maritime​ ​law.​ ​On​ ​Tuesday,​ ​maritime​ ​practitioners​ ​will​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​hypothetical​ ​case​ ​and students​ ​will​ ​begin​ ​drafting​ ​a​ ​maritime​ ​complaint.​ ​On​ ​Thursday,​ ​student​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​how​ ​to​ ​answer​ ​the complaint​ ​and​ ​discuss​ ​various​ ​strategies​ ​in​ ​practice.​ ​This​ ​class​ ​will​ ​provide​ ​many​ ​opportunities​ ​for student​ ​engagement​ ​and​ ​discussion​ ​on​ ​current​ ​maritime​ ​issues​ ​with​ ​experienced​ ​practitioners.​ ​​ ​All students​ ​are​ ​welcome​ ​including​ ​those​ ​who​ ​have​ ​not​ ​taken​ ​a​ ​maritime​ ​course.