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.