Current students are strongly advised to browse course offerings through their student management account (PeopleSoft) and/or the student portal, rather than doing so via this list. The Negotiation Intern is an intensive course in the theory and practice of negotiation, which students in the day department take in January and students in the evening department in June. Students learn how to analyze and plan negotiations, engage effectively and ethically at the bargaining table, and draft contracts to remember negotiated agreements. Students are taught through a combination of classroom discussions and exercises and simulated negotiations outside the classroom, observed and criticized by practicing lawyers who are additional faculty members. The opportunity to interact with and receive feedback from practicing lawyers is a unique and valuable feature of the course. During the spring semester, the focus is on developing and improving students` interview, counseling and advocacy skills. Students also continue to develop their writing skills and end the semester with an intensive project that requires them to write a letter and argue orally. A popular feature of the spring semester is that in each section of the course, these interpersonal and advocacy skills are taught through intensive simulations and false arguments with supervision and feedback from practicing lawyers who are associate faculty members of the Faculty of Law. Once students have acquired these legal skills, they are well prepared for the higher-class clinical and experiential learning opportunities available to them in law school. The first-year program is taught in a mix of large lectures and small group sections that provide a solid foundation in legal foundations and offer students the opportunity to bond with their classmates in their cohorts. All courses are mandatory, but students can choose between several elective courses to meet the legal/regulatory requirements of the courses.
Students in the evening departments complete the components of the first-year program during their first two years of study. During the fall semester, students focus on legal research and two essential types of legal writing: predictive (editorial office and research notes) and persuasive (writing briefs and motions). Students will also learn how to conduct legal research effectively and efficiently using electronic and print resources. The course is taught in small classes and offers students the opportunity to learn in an intimate setting. Students have several opportunities to meet with the Faculty of Legal Practice for individual lectures and to receive detailed, one-on-one feedback on their writing. To earn a JD degree at UConn School of Law, students must earn a minimum number of credits, meet or exceed a minimum cumulative grade point average, complete a series of required courses, meet a higher class writing requirement, and meet a hands-on learning requirement. At UConn School of Law, first-year students can begin customizing their courses and continue to design their own programs with a wide range of courses, clinics, field rotations, and certificates. The Faculty of Law typically offers 150 or more graduate courses per academic year. The 1L Legal Practice Program is a one-year series of three courses that all students must take in their first year. The program is unique and among the most ambitious in the country as it offers intensive training in “hard” and “soft” legal skills. Students learn the traditional skills of legal research, analysis, objective writing, and oral and written advocacy.
In addition, through simulation-based courses, they study and develop the basic communicative and interpersonal skills of interviewing, counseling and negotiation. Together, these courses provide an important foundation for the wide range of clinics and experiential learning opportunities available to second- and third-year students and, ultimately, for legal practice. The program includes the following courses: UConn School of Law offers a wide range of courses in a range of legal disciplines, allowing students to follow their interests and prepare to practice in their chosen fields. With few requirements after the first year of study, UConn law students have the opportunity to tailor their course choices to their interests. Develop your professional potential with a double degree. UConn School of Law offers five dual degree programs that combine a JD with a master`s degree in business, public administration, public health, or social work, or with an LLM in insurance law, human rights, energy and environmental law, or compliance. Specialization in your preferred area of law. UConn School of Law allows JD students to focus their studies on specific aspects of law through eight certificate programs focused on compliance, energy and environmental law, human rights, insurance law, intellectual property, public policy, education, and transactional practice. Choose your practical legal experience. UConn School of Law, a pioneer in experiential legal education, offers 12 clinics and six field internship programs that allow students to translate their classroom learning into real-world legal practice.