Legal writing, transactional drafting, appellate advocacy, deposition skills, trial preparation, curriculum design, use and technology in the classroom
LAWS 4075 - Introduction to U.S. Law for Undergraduate Students
Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
Introduces undergraduate students to the American legal system and to legal reasoning and argumentation via case studies of prominent litigation. Students will learn basic conceptual building blocks of American law, basic lawyering skills and an understanding of how the American legal system structures and resolves complex disputes.
LAWS 6119 - Deposition Skills
Provides valuable skills to assume active roles in the deposition process. Explores why and when to take depositions; drafting and objecting to deposition notices for individual deponents, non-party witnesses and corporate designees; drafting successful outlines, proper questions and objections; using exhibits; furthering case theory, making and using stipulations; using depositions in pretrial motions and at trial.
LAWS 7051 - Transactional Drafting
Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Focuses on principles of contemporary transactional drafting. Skills gained will be applicable to transactional practice and will also be useful to litigators. Students will learn to translate, draft and review contracts, as well as how to add value to deals.
LAWS 7071 - Advanced Transactional Drafting
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Provides students with the opportunity to further develop skills gained in LAWS 7051 and put them to use in simulations and business contexts across various areas of practice. Students will be asked to draft industry specific contract provisions, revise existing contracts, counsel and negotiate on behalf of clients and work through ethical dilemmas encountered by transactional attorneys.