Duquesne University School of Law

CAPSTONE COURSE: LAWYERING SKILLS, 2 credits

Elective Course
PASS/FAIL
Course Requirement: projects
Fulfills Concentration Elective: Civil Litigation

This course will provide third-year and fourth-year students moving toward completion of their Juris Doctor degrees with the opportunity to understand how the substantive knowledge they have acquired translates to the actual practice of law through skills training and experiential learning presented by prominent members of the bench and practicing bar. The course is divided into a nine-week segment that will provide an overview of law firm structures and the business of practicing law, followed by a three-week specialty segment, where students will break into specialty subject groups that include Civil Litigation Practice,  Practice, and Business Law Practice. The final two weeks of the course will be devoted to solo law practice and student reflection on their learning experience.

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