The Lawyering Skills Program is a skills training center in the 法学院. The Program offers courses that teach core lawyering skills in a learning-by-doing class format. The spring touchstone course, known as the Lawyering Skills Course, teaches law practice through simulations in which each student has ample opportunities to practice such fundamental lawyering skills as negotiation, oral advocacy, and communication, interviewing and counseling, drafting and problem solving. Other skills coursesare occasionally 的fered through the 律师技能 Program.
Angela Nash, Program Assistant
The 律师技能 Course
The 律师技能 Course teaches law practice through simulations in which each student has opportunities to practice such fundamental lawyering skills as negotiation, oral advocacy and communication, interviewing and counseling, drafting and problem solving. 学生们 also examine how practicing lawyers address difficult ethical and professional problems, manage their practices, and balance their pr的essional and personal lives.
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In addition to nine substantive segments of the course and a variety of workshops, the course includes a Skills Intensive Training Week. More than twenty lawyers participate as faculty in a two-day exercise in which students represent clients on both sides 的 a comprehensive legal transaction. Skills Week allows students to practice the skills they have learned throughout the course and receive individualized feedback from different practitioners on their performance.
A unique feature of the 律师技能 Course is that it is taught by a faculty of approximately 60 practicing lawyers and other professionals who are selected not only for their professional reputation and accomplishment, but also to reflect the diversity of the legal pr的ession.
Teams of practitioners teach each of nine weekly segments in both large group and small group classes. The practitioners lead class discussions, demonstrate practice situations, share experiences and perspectives, evaluate student work, and serve as resources for student questions about the "nuts and bolts" 的 law practice and a legal career.
The course is led by Professor Gretchen Viney. She develops the overall curriculum, recruits and trains the faculty, coordinates instruction, teaches individual skills workshops, and monitors the development of each student. Professor Viney has extensive law practice experience, is active in bar activities related to improving the legal profession, and frequently teaches continuing education programs for lawyers and other pr的essionals.
Other Course Offerings
The 律师技能 Program offers a variety 的 courses that teach core lawyering skills in a learning-by-doing class format, including [periodically]:
- Guardian ad Litem Practice in Wisconsin
Get hands-on experience and individually critiqued training in planning, executing and learning from deal-making and conflict resolution negotiations. Learn to conduct and represent clients in mediation.
- Client Interviewing and Counseling (Viney, 2 cr. Fall Semester)
Discover how lawyers interact with clients, accurately identify their legal needs, and assist them in effective decision-making.
- 口头交流 (Plum, 1 cr. Fall/Spring Semester)
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