The top qualities companies seek in people they hire are critical thinking, problem solving and communication prowess. This skill set differentiates one from most people in the labor market. Lawyers have to master these skills for their clients.
This course will teach you how to master them, too! You will discover how to think, research, write and solve real life problems, as lawyers do. We will use lively debates, role-playing, group work, film discussions, negotiations, guest speakers, and even a courtroom mock trial presided by a distinguished judge.
Critical thinking, problem solving and persuasion are portable skills: they are highly sought after, transferable and relevant in any professional - and school - setting. Therefore, while this class is of particular value for those who contemplate law school, everybody will benefit from it. This course is most beneficial for students who like to work collaboratively, in an inclusive and supportive environment and appreciate diverse view points.