Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

Small Law Practice Management

605 | 2.0 credits

Description

This course is designed to help soon-to-be solo practitioners and attorneys in smaller firms bridge the gap between studying law and practicing law. The class is designed to cultivate proficiency in two practical areas of attorney development, which are typically learned over time rather than formally taught: (A) how to actually practice law, and (B) how to build and manage a law practice. The course covers topics such as how to get started, where to locate a law firm office, how to get your office equipped, how to secure clients, how to set fees, and detailed information about the nitty-gritty of running a small firm. Students will be required to complete both individual and small group written projects. While particularly relevant to solo practitioners and associates at small firms, the concepts discussed in this course will benefit new attorneys in all types of private and public sector organizations.

 
Students enrolled in this course may also concurrently enroll in the Law Firm Practicum. In order to enroll in the Law Firm Practicum, students must timely apply through the Externship Program and obtain the approval of the Externship Office.