This spring semester course is designed to help students develop lawyering skills that students will need in their legal careers.
The course continues to refine students' skills in the legal research, analysis and writing style techniques introduced in the fall semester LAWS I course.
In addition, it adds instruction on persuasive legal writing. The course also includes assignments and lessons on professionalism, oral advocacy and client counseling.
The Negotiation track of LAWS II teaches the core skills of legal research, writing, advocacy and client counseling in the context of negotiation exercises. Students will meet with their clients, conduct legal research and draft a trial court motion. Students in the negotiation track will participate in contractual negotiations.