February 2018 Skills Courses

SKR4-020518: Women Leading in Law

(Monday, Feb. 5) (5:30pm - 6:30pm) (Off Campus: (Off Campus: Tulane University Law School, Room 110, 6329 Freret St.)

In this panel discussion hosted by the Association of Women Law Students, women attorneys from across the legal profession will discuss careers after law school and obtacles faced by women in the legal profession. Panelists include Judy Barrasso of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver; Judge Sarah Vance from the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; Judy Perry Martinez, chair of the ABA Presidential Commission on the Future of Legal Services; Kim Boyle of  Phelps Dunbar; and Loyola's own Dean Madeleine Landrieu.

*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.​

SKR1-SOCJ-020218: Social Justice Client Interviewing

(Friday, February 16) (9:00am-12:00pm) (LS 342)
Do you think interviewing a client is simply asking a series of questions? Come learn how to prepare for a client interview through relationship-centered lawyering. You will leave the course more confident about your ability to skillfully prepare and effectively interview a client. Students will engage in a simulation based on a case related to social justice lawyering. Learn the “art of interviewing” specifically how to ask questions that build trust, solicit information, or reflect confidence and authority on the subject matter. 

*Note: This course satisfies skills competency requirement (1) Client Interviewing.​

**Note: This course has been rescheduled from its original date of Feb. 2nd and will now be held on Feb. 16.

SKR3-SOCJ-02202218: Advocating for Transgender Clients

(Tues., Feb. 20 & Thurs. Feb. 22) (12:30pm-1:45pm) (LS 111)
Co-sponsored by Lambda Law Alliance, this skills course will explore advocacy related to sex discrimination and gender identity and expression, with an emphasis on legal advocacy for transgender persons; circumstances of intersex and gender nonconforming persons will also be considered. Employment discrimination, marriage (and divorce and child custody) eligibility, birth certificates, incarceration, identity documents, and restroom access are some of the advocacy issues that will be covered.

*Note: This course satisfies skills competency requirement (3) Cultural Competence

SKL-022418: Workers Compensation

(Saturday, February 24th) (9:00am-12:00pm) (LS 111)
Students will review the basic history of the Workers Compensations Act and learn the Do's & Don'ts of daily practice. This course is guided by three 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 Workers Compensation Act!