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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


Fall 2021 Skills Course Calendar

 

Note: All Fall 2021 skills courses will be held virtually via Zoom

SKR3-SOCJ-91021: Incorporating Social Work into Legal Practice

 NEW DATE: Friday, October 8th     Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Instructor(s): Ariel Test

Multidisciplinary collaborations between attorneys and social workers are increasingly common in public defender offices and child and family-serving legal organizations. Social workers are often an integral part of the legal team whose expertise can be key to providing trauma-informed, culturally competent representation. Learn how attorneys can work with social workers ethically and learn from them to provide more effective advocacy, especially when working with particularly vulnerable clients.

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.

POSTPONED: THIS SKILLS COURSE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM ITS ORIGINAL DATE TO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH DUE TO HURRICANE IDA

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SKR2-91721: Negotiation & Mediation Skills

 Date: Friday, September 17th     Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Instructor(s): Cherrell Taplin

Lawyers often find themselves in negotiations, mediations, and mediation-like settings regardless of their practice area. This course will focus on fundamental negotiation skills, understanding the lawyer’s role in dispute resolution, applying negotiation techniques, and integrating these skills for an effective mediation.

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

SKL-10121: Scholarly Writing

 Date: Friday, October 1st     Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Instructor(s): Dean Mary Algero & Prof. Brian Barnes

This skills course is designed to help students achieve a scholarly writing goal of publishing a law review article. During the first half of the course, Dean Algero will assist students in their transition from persuasive writing to scholarly writing and impart valuable advice regarding topic selection. Prof. Barnes will assist students with techniques for conducting scholarly research and incorporating the research into their writing. All students are welcome, but this class is primarily geared towards candidates for membership in Loyola's three law journals.

Note: Students must submit a minimum 100-word topic summary/proposal for a scholarly article in order to earn a skills credit for this course.

ENROLL


SKR3-SOCJ-91021: Incorporating Social Work into Legal Practice

 NEW DATE: Friday, October 8th     Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Instructor(s): Ariel Test

Multidisciplinary collaborations between attorneys and social workers are increasingly common in public defender offices and child and family-serving legal organizations. Social workers are often an integral part of the legal team whose expertise can be key to providing trauma-informed, culturally competent representation. Learn how attorneys can work with social workers ethically and learn from them to provide more effective advocacy, especially when working with particularly vulnerable clients.

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.

POSTPONED: THIS SKILLS COURSE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM ITS ORIGINAL DATE TO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH DUE TO HURRICANE IDA

ENROLL


SKL-10151621: Law Review Symposium

 Date: POSTPONED TO SPRING SEMESTER     Time: TBA     Instructor(s): Panelists TBA

Topic, schedule, and panels to be announced. 

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

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING SEMESTER 


SKL-102221: Maritime Primer

 Date: Friday, October 22nd    Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Instructor(s): Prof. Arthur Crais

Louisiana and the Gulf South are the most active jurisdictions for maritime practice. This class will cover basic concepts of what is the traditional test for maritime tort and contract jurisdiction, what is the distinction between jurisdiction and applicable law, what are navigable waters of the United States, the basic concepts of Jones Act Seaman status, who is a Longshore Harbor Worker, and other basic concepts of maritime law. Students will walk away with a broad understanding of maritime law which will assist with subsequent skill courses in the Maritime track.

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

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SKR1-CIV-102921: Client Interviewing in Civil Practice

 Date: Friday, October 29th    Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Instructor(s): Jennifer Martinez

This course will teach students to prepare for and conduct client interviews in a wide variety of contexts within civil litigation practice. Learn techniques and strategies for asking questions that build trust, solicit sensitive and vital information, and reflect confidence and authority on the subject matter. Students will also have the opportunity to hone their interviewing skills through simulation exercises based on common interviewing scenarios.

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.

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SKR4-110521: Law Office Practice

 Date: Friday, November 5th    Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Instructor(s): Imtiaz Siddiqui

Learn the skills necessary to manage a law office effectively from a successful attorney with experience practicing for a firm, as a solo, and with a government agency. The course will also focus on the Rules of Professional Conduct as they relate to law office management.

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

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