Law Practice Management

Catalog No.: 560

Course Description:

The course will introduce students to the business aspects of the legal profession including the marketplace for legal services in today’s economy. The topics addressed will include: forms of law practice (including non-traditional alternatives), strategic planning, client development (marketing, client intake, conflicts), law office management, financial accounting, and risk management. Each student will create and present a business development and practice management plan. The goal of the course is to give each student a running start with a business development plan and specific strategies for developing their practice, regardless of the type of the substantive area or environment in which they choose to practice.