Section Description Provided by Instructor
Method of Evaluation: 25% class participation, 25% mid-term team project and 50% final team project.
Demand for commercial legal services continues to increase, but suppliers of legal services and their respective shares of the market have changed. While many large firms continue to prosper, others are challenged. This seminar will help students understand how and why the market is changing and the options available to law firms to navigate the change. Students will gain an understanding of what is expected of lawyers at different kinds of large law firms and how to evaluate their own career options.
M 6:20-8:10 pm
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Some knowledge of financial statements and pervious experience of working at a law firm are an advantage.
Open to 2L, 3L and LLM.s – others only with Instructor permission
Learning Outcome Goals
- At the end of the course students will have a good understanding of how changes in the marketplace for legal services are affecting the way in which large law firms are structured
- At the end of the course students will have a good understanding of how large law firms manage themselves to cope with change
- At the end of the course students will have practical experience of working in a team.
- At the end of the course students will have an exposure to peer review and having to defend a putative strategy in front of one’s peers