Practicing Law in a Global World: Contexts
Credit Only: N Anon Gr: N
While U.S. law schools generally do an excellent job of teaching students to “think like a lawyer,” there is a growing consensus that legal education has not provided students with the knowledge and skills they will need to help clients address multi-faceted issues in an interdisciplinary world. The goal of this course is to fill this gap by introducing students to topics that typically are not taught in the required law school curriculum but that are important for lawyers to know. The “extra-legal competencies” that will be covered in this course include topics such as “how to read a financial statement,” project management, negotiation theories, and cultural competency. The goal of the course is to help make lawyers better problem-solvers for their clients.