November 2018 Skills Courses

NEW REGISTRATION METHOD: Simply click on the "Click Here To Register" link under the course description for each skills course in the monthly calendar. After logging in to Blackboard, click on the "Enroll" button on the left-hand side of the screen and hit the "Submit" button. Registration closes 24 hours in advance of each skills course.

SKL-110818: Privacy Protection in the Healthcare Industry

(Thursday, November 8, 2018) (5:00pm - 6:00pm) (401)
This skills course will focus on navigating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its implementing rules and regulations. A practicing health law attorney will explore the regulatory landscape surrounding HIPAA and how to ensure compliance with privacy law in healthcare.

Note: Satisfies skills requirement for Health Law Certificate. Student must submit a 400-word reflection paper in order to receive skills credit.



SKL-CRIM-110918: Louisiana's Reform of Eyewitness Identifications

(Friday, November 9, 2018) (9:00am - 2:30pm) (Room LS 308)
This year's Law Review symposium will focus on the new Louisiana law mandating changes to the manner law enforcement conducts investigations involving eyewitness identifications to reflect best practices. The symposium will include a session exploring the reliability of eyewitness identification from the perspective of social science research as presented by a psychologist with vast expertise on the subject. Drafters of the legislation, law enforcement officers, and those formerly incarcerated based on mistaken eyewitness testimony will also speak. Panelists will also examine the issue of the Louisiana Supreme Court’s ban on expert testimony on the reliability (or lack thereof) of eyewitness testimony. Come learn everything you need to know to litigate eyewitness identification issues in Louisiana.

Note: No prior registration needed. Symposium organizers will provide an attendance verification form to those in attendance. Students must attend at least two sessions to receive skills credit.


SKL-MAR-111018: Maritime Depositions

(Saturday, November 10, 2018) (9:00am - 12:00 pm) (LS 111)
This course will cover everything you need to know about taking and defending depositions in Maritime cases. Learn strategies for preparing and conducting depositions in Jones Act cases. The course will explore avenues of effective questioning on issues like what constitutes a seaman, vessel, and employer, whether there was a duty of maintenance and cure and whether the duty was satisfied, and elements related to claims of negligence and unseaworthiness as well as issues related to the proper calculation of damages.



SKR3-111618: Protecting Tribal Sovereignty

(Friday, November 16, 2018) (1:00pm - 2:30pm) (LS 405)

This skills course is hosted by the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center. Working internally for a Tribe offers attorneys the opportunity to work within the fields of tribal, state, and federal law. Tribal Counsel for the Ho-Chunk Nation will dispel myths and misunderstandings of what working for a Tribe means. Many people have unfounded beliefs that Tribal Attorneys only handle tribal law, and would be seen as being limited in their knowledge and experience. This talk will revolve around how Tribal Attorneys in fact have some of the most diverse legal experience within the field of law. Come prepared to ask questions- leave your hesitancy at the door. 

Note: This course satisfies skills competency requirement 3) Cultural Competence. Students must submit a reflection paper of at least 300 words in order to receive skills credit for this course.