The Critical Lawyering Skills Seminar is an interactive course that focuses on competencies students will use to succeed in law school and enter legal practice. Using practice exercises, problem-based scenarios, and individual and group mentoring, students will explore critical skills such as: communication, active listening, self-regulation, class and exam preparation, creative problem solving, cultural awareness, self-development, client service, and reflective lawyering. The seminar is designed to help students think strategically about the critical skills needed for their law school and professional goals, and to develop a plan to achieve them. (Two-semester course). Letter-graded, not subject to the grade curve. Only the second semester of CLS courts towards the Experiential Course requirement.