Legal Profession: History & Practice

Credit Hours: 3

This course is based on annual (a) employer and staff input about the attributes and attitudes most employers want to see in today’s law students and graduates, and (b) student input about those areas in which they see their own greatest needs and opportunities for improvement. The course will approach those topics–which will likely vary from year to year, and from the mundane to the sublime–from a variety of perspectives. Expect to spend time on cases and statutes and regulations and constitutions, and on history and technology and literature and balance sheets, always with an eye to helping everyone in the course (including the instructor) become a more thoughtful, competent, and self-aware lawyer who can prosper with dignity and integrity in the modern marketplace.