Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiating Skills (3 hrs.) — opt. PP
This course introduces students to the basic lawyering skills of interviewing, counseling, and negotiating. It employs simulation exercises, self-critiques, and feedback from the course instructor as well as other students. The course is intended to teach and improve basic skills needed for the practice of law. In addition to the exercises, students will be exposed to the theoretical underpinnings of the skills and will examine some of the ethical issues involved in interviewing, counseling, and negotiating. Enrollment is limited. On occasion this course may be offered as a two-hour course for administrative convenience. At the discretion of the instructor, this course may include a qualifying portfolio paper that fulfills a portion of the upper-level writing requirement. Refer to Academic Rule X — Writing Requirement and Directed Research. Ms. Kelly, Mr. McGonnigal, Ms. Mitchell, Mr. Woods.