Recent studies show that firms and attorneys who hire new graduates increasingly look for students who have practical skills courses and experience.
At Bowen, we give you that. Our professional skills classes, which are required for graduation, combine your studies with practice and real-world skills. These classes are taught by practicing attorneys and Bowen alumni.
Lawyering Skills I – 2 credit hour
Through a combination of lectures and small group workshops, helps students learn a variety of lawyering skills in both litigation and non-litigation contexts, including interviewing and counseling; problem solving and development of legal theory; drafting various legal documents; negotiation; pre-trial litigation skills; trial skills; and alternative dispute resolution skills.
Prerequisite(s): Civil Procedure I & II
Lawyering Skills II – 3 credit hours
Develops lawyering skills in trial preparation, techniques, and tactics through the handling of cases and trial problems under simulated trial conditions, including preparation of witnesses; presentations to the judge; direct and cross-examination of witnesses; and the introduction of real and demonstrative evidence. Each student is involved as counsel in the preparation and trial of an entire case before a jury. Extensive use of videotape is made to assist in critique of student performances.