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Interview & Counsel

Spring 2014 • LAW 610 • Credits: 2

Instructor: Heather Young

Pass/no pass only. Critical lawyering skills taught through reading, lectures, discussions, participatory exercises, and role-playing. Introduces the concept of the """"reflective practice"""" of law. Role-plays simulate common challenges in law practice that require judgment, skill, and sensitivity by the practitioner. Students learn how to develop effective attorney-client relationships, identify client interests and priorities, recognize different approaches to fact analysis, prepare for counseling session with a client, analyze consequences, and weigh alternatives. Emphasis on class participation.

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