Small Firm Practice

This suggested course track is intended for students who expect to open their own law office or to practice in a small firm environment.  Practice in this setting requires familiarity with a broad range of substantive areas of the law and lawyering skills. The courses in this track therefore draw from a broad range of practice areas.

Please note that elective course offerings vary from year-to-year and not all listed courses will be offered every semester. Course offerings for each semester or session will be included in the registration material for that semester or session. For course descriptions, please check the Academic Catalog. An asterisk denotes a required course.

Core Courses

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal Law*
  • Criminal Procedure*
  • Domestic Relations or Family Law
  • Equity & Equitable Remedies
  • Law Practice Management
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates*

Other Key Electives

  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Employment Law
  • Federal Income Taxation
  • Insurance Law
  • Workers Compensation

Skills Courses

  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Drafting Commercial Documents
  • Externships
  • Interviewing, Negotiation, and Counseling
  • Pleadings and Practice
  • Practical Business Transactions
  • Pretrial Practice
  • Products Liability

Related and Advanced Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Children & the Law
  • Elder Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate Transactions