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Skills Course Calendar

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Search for desired courses under the monthly calendar tabs below. Then register via LORA Self-Service using the course number (ex: LSKL-SKR1-0916) and selecting Add Section to Schedule. Please ensure that you see the green check mark confirming your registration and be aware that simply adding a course to your course plan does not mean you are registered. Successful registration will result in being automatically added to the course's Canvas page. Registration closes two days before the date for each course.


Fall 2022 Skills Course Calendar

 

 

Note: All live skills courses hosted by the Office of Skills & Experiential Learning will be offered exclusively as in-person sessions unless otherwise noted. 

LSKL-SKR1-0916: Interviewing Youth

 Date: Friday, September 16, 2022     Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Room: LS 111     Instructor(s): Prof. Linares

This skills course will explore how issues related to child and adolescent development impact interviewing, communicating with, and counseling child clients and witnesses. Learn strategies and techniques for overcoming communication barriers with youth in all settings and contexts, including in educational, delinquency, and child welfare matters. 

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.

REGISTER THROUGH LORA SELF-SERVICE USING COURSE NO. LSKL-SKR1-0916. REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPT. 14TH.


LSKL-SKR4-0923: Professionalism in Practice

 Date: Friday, September 23, 2022     Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Room:  LS 111     Instructor(s): Panel Moderated by William King

Sponsored by the LSBA Committee on the Profession, this course focuses on the practical aspects of professionalism and ethics. A panel of experienced practitioners and judges will guide the discussion on how to best handle difficult situations based on a series of short vignettes. Come learn how to prevent ethical dilemmas and understand professionalism issues before such occur in real life.

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.

REGISTER THROUGH LORA SELF-SERVICE USING COURSE NO. LSKL-SKR4-0923. REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPT. 21ST.


LSKL-GEN-0930: Maritime Primer

 Date: Friday, September 30, 2022    Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Room:  LS 111     Instructor(s): Prof. Arthur Crais

This class will cover the basic concepts of maritime law, including the traditional test for maritime tort and contract jurisdiction, what constitutes navigable waters of the United States, who qualifies for Jones Act Seaman status, and who is a Longshore Harbor Worker

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

REGISTER THROUGH LORA SELF-SERVICE USING COURSE NO. LSKL-GEN-0930. REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPT. 28TH.

LSKL-GEN-1007: Defending Civil Disobedience

 Date: Friday, October 7, 2022    Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Room: LS 111     Instructor(s): Prof. Quigley & Amber Ramanouskas

Explore the legal ethics, practices, and strategies of defending those arrested for acts of civil disobedience or simply exercising their right to protest, including how to advise those considering risking arrest and tools for mounting an effective defense.

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

REGISTER THROUGH LORA SELF-SERVICE USING COURSE NO. LSKL-GEN-1007. REGISTRATION CLOSES OCT. 5TH.


LSKL-SKR3-1022: Culturally Competent Lawyering

 Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     Room:  LS 111     Instructor(s): Prof. Linares

Learn techniques and strategies for overcoming barriers to effective advocacy related to the challenges of communicating across cultures and addressing implicit bias, discrimination, and structural racism within the legal system. Students will explore how to incorporate the values and responsibilities related to these issues into the legal profession as part of becoming a more effective advocate.

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.

REGISTER THROUGH LORA SELF-SERVICE USING COURSE NO. LSKL-SKR3-1022. REGISTRATION CLOSES OCT. 20TH.


LSKL-SKR2-1028: Negotiation & Mediation Skills

 Date: Friday, October 28, 2022    Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Room: LS 111     Instructor(s): Cherell Taplin

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

REGISTER THROUGH LORA SELF-SERVICE USING COURSE NO. LSKL-SKR2-1028. REGISTRATION CLOSES OCT. 26TH.

LSKL-GEN-1104: Scholarly Writing

 Date: Friday, November 4, 2022   Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Room: LS 111     Instructor(s): Dean Algero & Prof. Barnes

This skills course is designed to help students achieve a scholarly writing goal of publishing a law review article. Learn how to transition from persuasive to scholarly writing, how to select and develop the right topic for your article, and how to conduct and incorporate scholarly research to maximize your chances of becoming a published scholar.

Note: Students must submit a 100-word topic proposal or summary for skills credit.

REGISTER THROUGH LORA SELF-SERVICE USING COURSE NO. LSKL-GEN-1104. REGISTRATION CLOSES NOV. 2ND.