Comprehensive Law Practice



SLN #: 13666
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 011
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Cruz

Course Description:
This course will explore the impact of externalities that affect the attorney-client relationship. We will discuss the impact of linguistic, cultural, and social differences between lawyers and their clients. We will also cover the utility of engaging multi-disciplinary techniques to resolve legal problems. Much discussion will center on broadening traditional conceptions of practice and developing an understanding of holistic representation and therapeutic law practice. Students will be expected to partake in simulation exercises, prepare client communications, and write reflective short papers.

COURSE GRADING:

1. Class Participation 25% (Because this class requires active learning I need to give a substantial amount of credit to participation)

2. Class Attendance (1% will be deducted for each missed class unless there are unusual unforeseen reasons for the absence. Such harsh attendance policy is being put in place for the same reasons as outlined for class participation)

3. Assignments 75%

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: Yes
Limited Enrollment Number: 12
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: See Course Description
Participation Points: See Course Description
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: See Course Description
Online Course Site: None