JD Graduation RequirementsThis course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
- Professional Skills
Legal Interviewing & Counseling
More specifically, Legal Interviewing and Counseling will help students to exhibit client-centeredness, to plan effective interviewing and counseling sessions, to identify and solve problems collaboratively with clients, to gather information effectively, to structure counseling sessions for thoroughness and efficiency, to share legal information effectively, to understand and control a broad range of communication skills, to facilitate client decision making and implementation of solutions, to manage the professional relationship, and to navigate common ethical issues that arise in the context of legal interviewing and counseling. While each of these skills will be developed over the entirety of any lawyer’s career, Legal Interviewing & Counseling aims to help students to jumpstart this development and to gain the reflective tools needed to accelerate their development in the future.
Students will be evaluated on their participation in structured, in-class simulation exercises and discussions; video-taped skills exercises done outsides of class; guided self-assessments; guided reviews of other students’ simulation exercises; and final capstone simulation interview and counseling projects. Students will be required to attend class regularly and to participate consistently in all exercises. Students will be assessed on a C/NC basis.
NOTE: This class is highly recommended for students who plan to take a clinic or other experiential learning course.
Please Note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.