Practical Lawyering Skills
252: Personal Injury and Advocacy
This course will include an overview of Personal Injury Law and include the intake of a new case to its final resolution. The course will include not only the law and rules, but the implementation of them. Students will participate, in a meaningful way, in various court exercises and will be challenged to understand and persuasively present their client's case. Advocacy will be discussed in detail and students should be expected to be pushed beyond their previous level of skill and comfort and learn to become "trial lawyers" rather than simply personal injury lawyers. Students will learn what it is like to "mix it up a bit" in the adversarial forum of trial work.