Collab Pract of Law & Soc Psych Principles



SLN #: 18023
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 020
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): O'Grady

Course Description:
In this class, students will explore social psychology principles that relate to decision making and exercising judgment within the dynamics of the professional legal workplace. The seminar will cover both intrapersonal and interpersonal principles as they relate to the practice of law, particularly from the perspective of the new attorney’s workplace dynamics. Students will study decision making biases and heuristics, the impact of social influences in exercising professional judgment, and decision making within the legal work group hierarchies that exist in practice. To prepare students to work collaboratively in the legal profession students will be required to complete a team assignment. Graduation Writing Requirement is available through a separate independent study.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard