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Lawyering Skills 3: Transactional

LAW 207A

Lawyering Skills 3 is an upper-level writing course featuring a semester-long simulation in which students represent one client from the beginning to the end of a fictitious transaction or deal. Students learn the following real-world lawyering skills: substantive knowledge of the law, problem-solving, written and oral communication, legal analysis and reasoning, interviewing, factual investigation, counseling, negotiation, knowledge of the transactional process, organization and management of legal work, and recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas. Students draft, among other documents, a representation letter, a letter of intent, an asset purchase and/or licensing agreement, and an employment and/or consulting agreement.
*Prior to Fall 2014, this course was titled Professional Skills I: Transactional.

Lawyering Skills 4

LAW 208

Lawyering Skills 4 is the fourth semester of legal writing that all students must take in either the fall or spring semester of their graduating year. This upper-level writing course reinforces and strengthens the skills learned in Lawyering Skills 3 and is designed as a bridge to practice. The classroom is the office: the professor us the supervising attorney; and the student is the new lawyer. Each class, students are challenged to complete tasks and tackle issues that new lawyers face on a daily basis.
*Prior to Fall 2014, this class was titled Professional Skills II.

Legal Analysis Strategies

LAW 589

This course teaches the skills, processes, and strategies involved in successfully analyzing law in the context of MBE-style questions. Students will practice and refine these skills and strategies using multiple choice questions in selected subjects (Constitutional Law, Contracts, UCC, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts). Prerequisite: Students must be in their final year of law school to be enrolled in this course.

Legal Analysis Workshop

LAW 510

Legal Analysis Workshop covers MBE, essay, and performance testing, as tested on the California Bar Exam and in all jurisdictions requiring the MBE portion of the bar exam. The class uses all MBE subjects as its doctrinal springboard for this intensive exam workshop; these subjects are criminal law and criminal procedure, torts, contracts including UCC, real property, evidence, constitutional law, and civil procedure. Remedies is also covered in conjunction with contracts, torts, and real property. Professional responsibility concerns will also be addressed. The course is designed to introduce students to the critical reading, writing, organization, and time management skills necessary to succeed on the California Bar Examination and to provide the tools to make students more effective and successful as law students and practitioners. Prerequisite: Students must be in their final year of law school to be enrolled in this course. Further, it is strongly recommended that students have completed all the MBE subjects (noted above) before enrolling in this course.

Legal Aspects of Venture Capital & Private Equity

LAW 723

A survey of the legal and business structures, agreements, transactions, and regulations related to limited partner investments in an international fund; the formation and operation of funds and the general partner entity; and structuring investments and management of portfolio companies, with a special emphasis on the development of China's regulatory framework on offshore funds investing in China.

Legal Methods I

LAW 394

Legal Methods is a year-long course that provides students with instruction, practice, and individualized feedback designed to enhance student academic performance. Students will be required to complete multiple in-class exercises and tests for evaluation and credit. The course will focus on developing techniques to improve academic success strategies, legal reasoning, and examination preparation and execution. Enrollment Criteria: Legal Methods will be a graduation requirement for students with a CPGA below 2.92 at the end of their second semester in law school. Students who demonstrate a sufficiently high level of writing and test-taking skills by the end of the fall semester will be able to grade out of the requirement to continue on in the spring semester.

Legal Methods II

LAW 395

Legal Methods is a year-long course that provides students with instruction, practice, and individualized feedback designed to enhance student academic performance. Students will be required to complete multiple in-class exercises and tests for evaluation and credit. The course will focus on developing techniques to improve academic success strategies, legal reasoning, and examination preparation and execution. Enrollment Criteria: Legal Methods will be a graduation requirement for students with a CPGA below 2.92 at the end of their second semester in law school. Students who demonstrate a sufficiently high level of writing and test-taking skills by the end of the fall semester will be able to grade out of the requirement to continue on in the spring semester.

The Legal Mind I

LAW 215

This course will teach and reinforce interrelated concepts essential to success in law school and legal practice, including critical thinking; logical reasoning; self-evaluation; mindfulness; and emotional intelligence.

The Legal Mind II

LAW 216

This course will teach and reinforce interrelated concepts essential to success in law school and legal practice, including critical thinking; logical reasoning; self-evaluation; mindfulness; and emotional intelligence.

Legal Policy Clinic Seminar

LAW 352

Legal Policy Clinic consists of a series of readings on various non-litigation policy analysis and strategies. Students are required to write on legal topics of his/her choice: (1) Letter to the Editor; (2) Petition for review; (3) Petition to publish or depublish an appellate opinion; (4) Amicus Curiae brief; or (5) Community educational plan with course teaching materials. One of the major goals of this course is to instill in law students a desire and ability to engage in a lifetime of pro bono legal public policy analysis and service.

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