Law 108A/B - Lawyering Skills: Theory and Practice


General Course Description:

Lawyering Skills is the students’ foundational clinical course and focuses on practice-oriented legal analysis. During this yearlong course students develop the analytic skill set needed by practicing lawyers and desired by legal employers.  Students are introduced to fundamentals of legal reasoning, the structure of objective and persuasive arguments, effective written analysis, legal research methods, statutory interpretation, compelling oral advocacy, fact investigation, client counseling, and negotiation.  These analytic skills are taught using the clinical method, with the client’s perspective firmly in mind and with the students learning by acting as lawyers.  By learning how to function as practicing lawyers, students can succeed in their summer jobs, and in their careers when they graduate.

Course Information:


​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Julie Cramer 13F 108A DIS 1F MR 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Julie Cramer 13F 108A DIS 1G TF 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Skye Donald 13F 108A DIS 1D MR 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Skye Donald 13F 108A DIS 1E MW 1:35 PM - 2:50 PM 2.0 No No
Thomas Holm 13F 108A DIS 1J TR 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM 2.0 No No
Thomas Holm 13F 108A DIS 1K M 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
R 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
2.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 13F 108A DIS 1B M 3:10 PM - 4:25 PM
R 3:10 PM - 4:25 PM
2.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 13F 108A DIS 1I M 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
W 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
2.0 No No
Jason Light 13F 108A DIS 1C M 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
R 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
2.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 13F 108A DIS 1A T 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
F 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
2.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 13F 108A DIS 1H T 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
F 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
2.0 No No
Jyoti Nanda 13F 108A DIS 1P M 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
R 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
2.0 No No
  Section P is limited to students participating in the Public Interest Law Program.
Julie Cramer 14S 108B DIS 1F WF 10:25 AM - 11:40 AM 3.0 No No
Julie Cramer 14S 108B DIS 1G T 1:35 PM - 2:50 PM
R 1:35 PM - 2:50 PM
3.0 No No
Skye Donald 14S 108B DIS 1D T 12:10 PM - 1:25 PM
F 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
3.0 No No
Skye Donald 14S 108B DIS 1E T 1:35 PM - 2:50 PM
R 12:10 PM - 1:25 PM
3.0 No No
Thomas Holm 14S 108B DIS 1J MR 1:35 PM - 2:50 PM 3.0 No No
Thomas Holm 14S 108B DIS 1K MR 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM 3.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 14S 108B DIS 1B T 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
R 1:35 PM - 2:50 PM
3.0 No No
Deirdre Lanning 14S 108B DIS 1I M 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
W 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
3.0 No No
Jason Light 14S 108B DIS 1C TR 1:35 PM - 2:50 PM 3.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 14S 108B DIS 1A M 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
R 1:35 PM - 2:50 PM
3.0 No No
Kerry Lyon Grossman 14S 108B DIS 1H T 1:35 PM - 2:50 PM
F 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
3.0 No No
Jyoti Nanda 14S 108B DIS 1P M 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
R 1:35 PM - 2:50 PM
3.0 No No



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