JD Graduation RequirementsThis course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
- Professional Skills
Fundamental Skills for the Practice of Law
The curriculum focuses on two areas: 1) identifying the legal issues arising from a fact pattern; and 2) client communication. Students will interview clients, learn about their business or organizational objectives, identify legal issues, think through the range of options for responding to the situation, and then communicate their advice to the client. Client communication will include both oral and written communications, in traditional memos and by email. Students will be required to track their “billable hours”--the time they spend on each matter with descriptions of the work they completed that could be submitted to the client as a bill, teaching students to be efficient and cognizant of the time they spend on each issue.
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.
Frances Turner Mock
Fundamental Skills for the Practice of Law 549.01