We believe that legal skills are best learned through multiple experiences in increasingly complex settings. We seek to transform the classroom into a real-world laboratory through the integration of theory and practice. Through live-client and simulated courses, students use the skills they learn into practice, by either representing actual clients or working on a simulated legal problem in a specific practice area.

Our courses teach students the competencies that they will need as they enter practice, preparing them for a range of career paths. For example, our trial advocacy courses teach aspiring litigators how to prepare and deliver opening statements and closing arguments, to conduct direct and cross examinations, to introduce documents into evidence, and to make and respond to evidentiary objections. Our transactional courses give students the tools to structure transactions in line with client objectives, to negotiate strategically in the client’s interest, and to draft documents that serve a client’s goals. Our public interest courses expose students to a variety of issues affecting underserved or disenfranchised populations through live client work. Students interested in public interest have the opportunity to work in clinics that represent homeless veterans, immigrants, youth, and Native Nations, amongst others.

 

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