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Skills Course Calendar

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Search for desired courses under the monthly calendar tabs below. Click on the "Enroll" link under the course description of the selected skills course and follow the prompts on the course's Canvas page to enroll. After enrolling in the skills course's Canvas page, students must also register for the course Zoom meeting by clicking on the link on the Canvas homepage. Enrollment in the course Canvas page will be closed 24 hours prior to the scheduled skills course. Students who miss the registration deadline may still attend most courses but will have to file a Motion for Skills Credit


Spring 2022 Skills Course Calendar

 

 

Note: All Spring 2022 skills courses hosted by the Office of Skills & Experiential Learning will be held in-person as long as pandemic restrictions in place allow.

SKR2-20422: Negotiation Skills

 Date: Friday, February 4th     Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Room: LS 111     Instructor(s): Ed Trapolin & Alex Saudnders

This course will teach the fundamentals of negotiation. Students will learn proven techniques and strategies for successfully navigating difficult negotiations. Students also have the opportunity to hone their negotiation skills through simulation exercises led by the instructors.

Note: This course satisfies skills competency requirement SKR2: Negotiation. Students must submit a minimum 300-word reflection paper in order to earn a skills credit for this course.

REGISTRATION CLOSED


SKR1-21122: Active Listening

 Date: Friday, February 11th     Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Room:  LS 111     Instructor(s): Alison McCrary & Veronica Bard

This class will focus primarily on non-verbal communication skills, reflecting back what people are saying, listening for what's important to someone and practicing how to reflect back their values, and listening for how someone is feeling and how to objectively reflect back their feelings in a non-judgmental way without compromising neutrality. This is a skill all lawyers need to practice and improve over the course of their career. Come learn this skills to help you in all aspects of lawyering!

Note: This course satisfies skills competency requirement SKR1: Client Interviewing. Students must submit a minimum 300-word reflection paper in order to earn a skills credit for this course.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 


SKL-21822: Maritime Symposium

 Date: Friday, February 18th    Time: TBA    Room: TBA     Instructor(s): Panel

Panel descriptions and panelists to be announced.

Note: Students must attend at least three hours/sessions and submit a minimum 300-word reflection paper in order to earn a skills credit for this course.

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SKL-30422: Holistic Family Law Practice

 Date: Friday, March 4th    Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Room: LS 111     Instructor(s): Hon. Bernadette D'Souza

A multidisciplinary approach to helping clients access legal resources is increasingly needed. Self-represented clients experiencing family law issues often need to be referred to legal aid that can advocate for clients with housing issues, that assist victims of domestic violence, and with a variety of civil and criminal law issues. Learn how Judges interview children in Watermeier hearings in an age-appropriate, trauma-informed approach, and how to effectively conduct direct examination and cross-examination in the context of family law.

Note: Students must submit a minimum 300-word reflection paper in order to earn a skills credit for this course.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 


SKL-31122: Law Review Symposium - Reforming Prosecution

 Date: Friday, March 11th     Time: TBA     Room: TBA     Instructor(s): Panelists TBA

Schedule and panels to be announced. 

Note: Students must attend at least 3 hours/sessions and submit a minimum 300-word reflection paper in order to earn a skills credit for this course.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 


SKR3-SOCJ-31822: Representing People with Disabilities

 Date: Friday, March 18th    Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Room:  LS 111     Instructor(s): Debra Weinberg

Students who attend this course will learn strategies and techniques for effectively representing and communicating with individuals with disabilities in a culturally competent manner. The course will also cover practical concerns related to the ethical duties owed to clients with diminished capacity.

Note: This course satisfies skills competency requirement SKR3: Cultural Competence. Students must submit a minimum 300-word reflection paper in order to earn a skills credit for this course.

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SKR4-32522: Setting Up Your Solo Practice

 Date: Friday, March 25th    Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Room: LS 111     Instructor(s): Abid Hussain

If you are interested in becoming a solo practitioner, you will need more than just good lawyering skills and legal knowledge to succeed. You will need to learn how to leverage technology to establish, operate, and grow a profitable business by attracting and selecting the right clients and making sure you have everything you need to provide them with excellent representation. Come learn the "nuts and bolts" of how to set up your own legal practice from an attorney with years of experience using technology and cloud services to run a lean-n-mean, successful solo practice. This course will highlight the business model of practice and teach students how to use the right online tools to analyze productivity, improve the bottom line, and use other metrics to enhance your law firm as a business.

Note: This course satisfies skills competency requirement SKR4:Professionalism/Law Office Management. Students must submit a minimum 300-word reflection paper in order to earn a skills credit for this course.

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SKL-SOCJ-40122: JPIL Symposium - Social Justice, Then & Now: New Directions & Approaches to Community Justice

 Date: Friday, April 1st    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm    Room: TBA     Instructor(s): Panelists

Panel descriptions and panelists to be announced.

Note: Students must attend at least two panels and submit a minimum 300-word reflection paper in order to earn a skills credit for this course.

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