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.
Class Notes:Professional Skills Course