Thriving in the Law


INSTRUCTOR: Kioceaia Stenson


SCHEDULE: Wednesday, 5:00pm – 7:45pm (YEARLONG)

Course Description

The course is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to thrive in the legal industry. The class begins with a multi-disciplinary exploration of the law and its evolution in western society and transforms into an in-depth look at the skills necessary to thrive in the modern legal ecosystem. Much of the course is structured around foundational legal subjects also taught in law school (e.g., civil procedure, contracts, property, etc.). Classes will include lectures by local practitioners, thematic workshops and occasional field trips. Students will engage in the study of various topics covered in the first year of American law schools (property, contracts, torts, civil procedure, criminal law, etc.). Students will also hone their oral advocacy skills through various public speaking opportunities, use of the Socratic method, and participation in an in-class mock trial.