Foundations of Law & Practice
Foundations of Law and Practice provides instruction in core law school skills, such as reading cases and statutes, note-taking and classroom engagement strategies, time management, rule synthesis, outlining, multiple-choice techniques, and effective exam writing. Effective exam writing includes analogizing and distinguishing cases, focusing on key facts, and building factual depth and common sense inferences within analysis. The substantive material used for course exercises will include content from section specific classes and also new material not tested by doctrinal professors but regularly tested on the bar exam. The goal of the course is to teach, improve, and enhance students' analytical skills with regard to any legal doctrine. Students also receive training in those critical professional skills, characteristics, and competencies required for success in their legal practice.