Big & Medium Law Firm Practice



This course helps bridge the gap between studying law and practicing law for students interested in joining a big or medium law firm.

The course will give students practical skills to succeed as an associate in a big/medium law firm. The course includes (without limitation):

  • an introduction and overview of big/medium firms including firm structure and governance;
  • professionalism and professional identity development;
  • interactions within and outside the firm;
  • approach to various types of assignments, written and oral presentations;
  • working independently and collaboratively;
  • working with support staff;
  • billing, ethics, and best practices;
  • deadline management;
  • client service and management;
  • client privacy issues;
  • conflicts of interest;
  • courtroom etiquette;
  • business development; and,
  • associate performance expectations and evaluation.