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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. Then click "REGISTER."  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.


Spring 2023 Skills Course Calendar

 

LSKL-SKR4-0113: Leadership In Law: Connecting. Collaborating. Communicating.

 Date: Friday, January 13, 2023     Time: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm     Room: Greenville Hall   Instructor(s): Dean Landrieu

This course is designed to enhance self-awareness, connections, understanding, and improved communication skills necessary to navigate a successful and personally fulfilling legal career.  Using the science and principles of Emergenetics, participants will gain a better understanding of how they and others think and behave and how working through our own strengths and preferences can foster success. 

Note: Special limited enrollment course. Requires $90 fee for Emergenetics Profile. This course satisfies skills competency requirement SKR4: Law Office Management/Professionalism.

REGISTRATION CLOSED


LSKL-SKR4-0127: Prosecutorial Ethics & Practice

 Date: Friday, January 27, 2023     Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Room:  LS 111     Instructor(s): Hon. Amanda Calogero

This skills course examines the prosecution function and the unique ethical duties of prosecutors as the gatekeepers of the criminal legal system. Learn about the day-to-day practices and procedures prosecutors must navigate as they seeks to fulfill their mission of seeking justice and preserving public safety. A current judge/former prosecutor will teach students the key to ethical and effective prosecution in areas such as case screening, fulfilling discovery obligations, making plea offers, and managing a high-volume caseload, among others.

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-SKR4-0127. REGISTRATION CLOSES JAN. 25TH.


LSKL-GEN-0128: Depositions of Medical Experts

 Date: Saturday, January 28, 2022    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     Room:  LS 111     Instructor(s): William Sommers

The course will discuss medical expert deposition planning and preparation including the use of expert reports. Questioning techniques such as the use of hypotheticals, assumptions and stipulations will be addressed along with examining the expert's qualifications, background and potential Daubert challenges. The significance and use of diagnostic testing and patient history will be addressed along with defending the deposition with appropriate objections.

Note: Satisfies Health Law Certificate skills requirement. 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-0128. REGISTRATION CLOSES JAN. 26TH.

LSKL-SKR3-0210: Advocacy for Transgender Clients

 Date: Friday, February 10, 2023    Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Room: LS 111     Instructor: Nicholas Hite

This skills course will explore the question of law and advocate a response to questions of sex discrimination and gender identity and expression, with an emphasis on legal advocacy for transgender persons; circumstances of intersex and gender nonconforming persons and intersectionality with race will also be considered. Employment discrimination, marriage (and divorce and child custody) eligibility, birth certificates, incarceration, identity documents, and restroom access will provide some of the factual settings in which these practical skills will be engaged and explored.

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-SKR3-0210. REGISTRATION CLOSES FEBRUARY 8TH

LSKL-GEN-0303: Maritime Law Journal Symposium

 Date: Friday, March 3, 2023     Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm     Room:  TBA     Instructor(s): Panelists & Speakers TBA

Join the Maritime Law Journal for its symposium exploring navigational rules of the road for maritime collision cases. 

Note: Students must attend at least three panels and submit a 300-word reflection paper to receive credit.

REGISTER THROUGH LORA SELF-SERVICE USING COURSE NO. LSKL-GEN-0303.

 


LSKL-SKR2-0317: Plea Bargaining

 Date: Friday, March 17, 2023     Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Room:  LS 111     Instructor(s): Derwyn Bunton

This skills course explores the fundamentals of negotiation in the context of criminal plea-bargaining from a defense attorney perspective. This skills course will use simulations and guided discussion based on real world examples to teach students effective negotiation strategy and tactics for reaching an agreement that advances the interest of the client. The course will also focus on the important ethical and practical considerations related to counseling criminal defense clients regarding the terms of a proposed plea deal, the waiver of their trial rights, and the mechanics and collateral consequences of entering a guilty plea.

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-SKR2-0317. REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 15TH.

 


LSKL-SKR1-0324: Maritime Client Interviewing

 Date: Friday, March 24, 2023     Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Room:  LS 111     Instructor(s): Christy Johnson

This course will teach students to prepare for and conduct client interviews in the context of maritime law 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 scenarios involving Jones Act and the Longshore Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

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-SKR1-0324. REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 22ND.

 


LSKL-SKR3-0331: The Role of the Law in Childhood Trauma (JPIL Symposium)

 Date: Friday, March 31, 2023     Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm     Room:  LS 405     Instructor(s): Panelists & Speakers TBA

Join the Journal of Public Interest Law for its symposium exploring how the law can perpetuate childhood trauma and how it can be used instead to mitigate and prevent childhood trauma. Learn about how our legal systems can become more trauma-responsive to improve the lives of children and families across generations through impacts on health, learning, and behavior. The symposium will examine the role of the law in childhood trauma within the child welfare, education, delinquency, and criminal legal systems.

Note: This course satisfies skills competency requirement SKR3: Cultural Competence. Students must attend at least three panels and submit a 300-word reflection paper to receive credit.

REGISTER THROUGH LORA SELF-SERVICE USING COURSE NO. LSKL-SKR3-0331.

LSKL-GEN-0414: Tax Research Skills

 Date: Friday, April 14, 2023     Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm     Room:  LS 111     Instructor: Kevin Leftwich

This course covers basic tax research skills. Included in this course is instruction regarding accessing and evaluating the primary and secondary sources of tax law, including the Internal Revenue code, regulations, case law, and other relevant authorities. The emphasis of this course will be on electronic research and will involve discussions and examples of several research tools.

Note: Satisfies Tax Law Certificate skills requirement. 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-0414. REGISTRATION CLOSES ON APRIL 12TH.