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College of Law Dates to Remember


Fall Term 2010

August 13-21 New student orientation
August 23 Classes begin
August 27 Add deadline
October 22 Withdraw deadline
October 29 Last day to apply for graduation
December 3 Last day of classes
December 8-21 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 6 New students arrive
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Withdraw deadline
April 20 Last day of classes
April 28-May 11 Final Exams

Category I—Factual Investigation and Counseling
Pretrial Practice Skills
Developing Deposition Skills
Advanced Legal Research Skills
Creative Problem Solving
Documents Drafting
Foreign and International Legal Research
Advocacy and Strategy in Government Regulatory Affairs
Construction Law: Handling Cases Under the LA Private Works Act
Drafting Corporate Documents
Using the Internet for Legal Research
Pleadings Drafting
Computer Fundamentals for Computer Assisted Legal Research
How to Write a Will
Drafting Corporate Documents
Basics of Mergers & Acquisitions
Creditors' Rights
Statutory & Regulatory Legal Research
The Last Transaction Hero - LA Sales Tax

Dual Skills and Academic Credit
Law Clinic
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance—VITA

 
Category II—Trial Practice Skills

Quantum Theory—Valuing the Case
Developing the Theory of the Case
Handling the Criminal Case
The Expert Witness in Court
Demonstrative Evidence
Demonstrative Evidence II
Using Evidence at Trial
Motion Practice
Appellate Practice
Louisiana Class Action Litigation
Representing a Defendant in Federal Court
Winning in the Beginning - Power, Passion, &
Persuasion in the Opening Statement
Advocacy for the Ages - Talk to the Generations
Opening Statements - Winning in the Beginning

Lawyers in the Great Tradition
The Argument of an Appeal
Courts in Action
Intensive Trial Training Workshop
Family Law
Louisiana Class Action Litigation
Personal Injury – Plaintiff vs Defense – 2 Views
Trial Tactics
Domestic Violence – Judicial Responsibilities & Perspectives

Dual Skills and Academic Credit
Trial Advocacy I—same as LAW L861
Law Clinic

 
Category III—Communication and Negotiation
Courtroom Communication Skills
Courtroom Performance Workshop
Negotiation Techniques Workshop
Entertainment Law Negotiation
Arbitration Skills Workshop
Mediation Skills Workshop
Mock Mediation Workshop
Real Estate Licensing Workshop
Closing the Real Estate Transaction
Legal Letters – Communication for Lawyers
The Art of Persuasion
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Fundamentals of Arbitration
Ethical Dilemmas to On-Line Marketing-from blogs to Twitter
First Amendment Issues Facing the Media
Handling Employee Benefits Claims
Real Estate Transaction Workshop

Dual Skills and Academic Credit
Mediation and Arbitration—LAW 817
Law Clinic

 
Category IV—Administrative Board and Office Management
Handling Bankruptcy Claims
Handling the Social Security Case
Handling the Title VII Case
Handling Claims Under the ADA
Handling the Medical Malpractice Case
Handling the Longshore Case - Making Sense of Administrative Soup
Practice and Procedures Before Administrative Boards
5300 Reasons for Handling the Social Security Case
The Professional in Practice (Required Skills Course)
Law Office Management
Technology and the Law Office: Beyond Word Processing
Screening the Medical Malpractice Case
Scientific Meets Socratic Method
How to Go Solo form Scratch
Digital Lawyering - How to Become Paperless

Dual Skills and Academic Credit
Law Clinic

 
Category V—Skills Electives
How to Write for the Bar Exam Duty Risk in Louisiana Tort Law