Certificate(s): Public Interest and Social Justice Law (List A)
The development of an understanding of the purpose and process of communication between lawyer and client. Through an understanding of purpose and process, the development of a core of listening, questioning, and counseling skills that are both appropriate to the varied factual contexts of lawyer/client communication and consistent with an evolving sense of professional identity. Methodology includes participation of all students in simulated interviewing and counseling; study, analysis, and discussion of transcripts of interviewing and counseling; reflection and comment on selected readings. Starting Summer 2009, this course will be a graded course.