Lawyering Theory & Practice (L)

SLN #: 28771
Course Prefix: LAW-637
Course Section: A
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): BARNES

Course Description:
This introductory simulation-based survey course studies issues of competency and professionalism in the practice of law. In addition to the weekly two-hour class, students will be divided into small groups (law firms), which are taught by leading attorneys and judges from the Phoenix community. In the large class, students discuss the readings on the practice of law, as well as view and discuss excerpts from movies about lawyers and videos depicting lawyers engaged in a variety of professional duties. The small sections meet one evening per week for two hours. Throughout the semester, students work on two mock cases. In the context of the simulated cases, students draft pleadings and other writing assignments. In addition, students participate in or observe simulated client interviews, client counseling sessions, negotiations, mediation/settlement conferences, discovery drafting and planning, witness depositions, and trial exercises. All students will be able to participate in a 3 hour mock trial at the end of the semester Credits earned in Lawyering Theory & Practice will count toward a students graded hour requirement, and toward the 66 credit requirement for Order of the Coif.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance is mandatory and preparation is expected for both the large class and small section meetings.

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.