2022-2023 Catalog 
    May 29, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAW 891 - Practice Readiness

Unit(s): 0 to 2

In addition to oral advocacy, legal research and writing, and critical thinking, there are a host of other concepts and skills that are an essential part of preparing for both your first year of practice as well as how you’ll approach the rest of your career.  At the heart of successfully transitioning from a law student to practicing attorney is a clear understanding of your motivations, what you want from your career, and how to create action plans that ensure you achieve your professional goals.

This course will equip you with the mindset, strategies, and practical tools you need to approach your career with confidence and show up at your first position ready to practice. This includes how to adopt a strong, growth-focused mindset, overcome common fears or anxieties associated with your first year of practice, employ simple strategies for securing a post-grad position, set and achieve professional goals that align with your true purpose for becoming an attorney in the first place, understand the expectations of your employer and supervisors, communicate effectively in work environments, build a workday that prioritizes organization and time management (both as a law student and practitioner), create excellent work product, and build and use a strong professional network to amplify your development and expose you to opportunities for professional growth.
This course is designed for anyone who wants to be an active participant in shaping their career, regardless of what you want to pursue after graduation. Each student will leave the course with a personalized professional development plan that’s designed to give you an actionable roadmap that will set you on a path toward pursuing a purposeful career.

Restriction: College restricted to School of Law
School of Law

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