REGISTRATION METHOD: Click on the "Click Here To Register" link under the course description of the desired skills course in the monthly calendar. After logging in to Blackboard, follow the "Click here to enroll" link. This will take you to a second screen with a panel on the left hand side of the screen that you may need to maximize. Click the green "+ Enroll" button in the panel to complete the process. Registration closes 24 hours in advance of each skills course. To check if you have enrolled successfully, make sure the class is listed under your Blackboard courses.
SKL-CIV-10081019: Class Action & Multi-District Litigation
(Tues & Thurs, October 8 & 10, 2019) (12:30 - 1:45 pm) (Law School Building Room 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-101819: Evidence & Objections
(Friday, October 18, 2019) (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) (Law School Building Room 111)
In this course students will learn the basic mechanism for introducing physical evidence, using documents for impeachment and refreshing recollection, and raising, arguing, and responding to common objections at trial. Students will receive a hands-on tutorial and have an opportunity to practice these common trial techniques.
SKR4-101919: Professionalism Skills
(Saturday, October 19, 2019) (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) (Law School Building Room 111)
Learn life management skills that form the groundwork for professionalism, a more successful legal career, and a happier life. This course explores the development of professional skills and values related to the importance of respect for others, control over emotions, sound judgment, work/life balance, navigating the path to partnership in a firm, special challenges and consideration for women attorneys, and other issues related to professionalism, ethics, practice, and life.
Note: This course satisfies Skills Requirement 4 (SKR4): Law Office Management/Professionalism.
SKL-0924102219: Scholarly Writing Series: Part II
(Tues, September 24, 2019 & Tues, October 22, 2019) (12:30pm - 1:45 pm) (LS 111)
The Scholarly Writing Series is a two-part skills course held over the course of two months and designed to help students achieve individual writing goals. The Series begins with a class to assist students in their transition from persuasive writing to scholarly writing and explain the process of topic selection. The next class is designed to assist students with techniques for conducting scholarly research and incorporating the research into their writing.
Note: Students must attend both sessions and submit a minimum 100-word topic summary in order to earn a skills credit for this course. Journal students who are required to attend but did not register for or attend Part I should email Prof. Linares at email@example.com.
SKR2-SOCJ-102519: Transformative Mediation
(Friday, October 25, 2019) (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) (Law School Building Room 111)
Transformative Mediation is based on the principles of empowerment of both participants and the recognition of the other participant's values (what's important to them), feelings, and topics (things they would like to make a plan about). Students will learn skills such as active listening, managing differences, understanding facilitative and transformative mediation, and recognizing the complexity in a mediation process.
Note: Satisfies Skills Requirement 2 (SKR2): Negotiation
SKR3-102619: Tribal Practice
(Saturday, October 26, 2019) (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) (Law School Building Room 111)
American Indian Law plays an important role in courtrooms across the United States beyond tribal courts. This course will cover the unique history and principles of Federal Indian Law, the rights of Native Americans it is meant to protect, and the increasingly complex web of jurisdiction in Indian Country. Students will also be introduced to facets of American Indian Law which are frequently encountered by practitioners, such as the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Note: Satisfies Skills Requirement 3 (SKR3): Cultural Competence