SKP-011615: Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
This class is designed as a self-guided edit to assist students in preparing their resume and drafting a cover letter. Use this time to elevate your resume and understand what potential employers seek in candidates. The class is dedicated to full resume review including structure and we will walk you through every aspect of the resume and discuss a variety of strategies, style techniques and preferences to highlight your achievements, skills and experience. The latter half of the class is dedicated to cover letter drafting. Students will learn basic correspondence drafting rules and style preferences. You will also learn how to structure the cover letter to highlight why you are the best candidate for the position. Start your semester with improved resume and cover letter drafting skills.
SKL-012315: Professional and Ethical Dilemmas
SKL-01222315: Trial Witness Role Play
Thursday, January 23rd (8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m) or (1:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.) - [United States District Court - Eastern Division]
This opportunity to earn skill credit is offered in conjunction with the 2015 TYLA NTC Regional Trial Competition in New Orleans and hosted by Loyola's Trial Advocacy program sponsoring the event. The competition is located at the United States District Court Eastern District for Louisiana located at 500 Poydras Street in the central business district. Students are needed to play roles as witnesses for the trial competition, where the prosecution and defense will each have two witnesses. Students will receive their witness specific information before trial for review and will be permitted to have this information during trial. Each trial will likely require three hours and witnesses will need to appear an hour before the trial begins for a quick meeting and then to engage in witness preparation with their assigned team. This is an excellent skill building opportunity to observe an entire simulated trial and learn the rules of evidence in context. Come learn advocacy skills while being an active participant in a competition teams success. To earn skill credit, the Office of Skills requires a short reflection paper uploaded to Blackboard after you participate in the witness role. See the assignment sheet and materials posted on Blackboard.
SKL-01272915: The Longshore Act
Tuesday, January 27th and Thursday, January 29th (12:30p.m to 1:45) (112)
This course is designed to introduce students to a basic overview and practical aspects of The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. Students learn the basics of jurisdiction of the Longshore Act including OCSLA, the Defense Base Act, and covered employers and employees covered under the act. Two practitioners, one who represents longshore claimants and another who will present the employer’s perspective, will explain the administrative process of filing a claim, hearings before the administrative law judge, and the appeal process. They will present practical and legal aspects to completing the necessary forms including why such forms must be filed and how to proceed through the administrative process.
SKL-SocJ-013015: Community Lawyering
SKL-013015: Workers Compensation
Students will review the basic history of the Workers Compensations Act, the Do's & Don'ts in the daily practice. This course is guided by two worker's compensation practitioners and a judge through interactive guided discussion. Students will receive instructional materials to help them in their future practice. Do not underestimate the importance of acquiring a basic understanding of the WorkersCompensation Act!