Lawyering Process Curriculum

Our perspective on lawyering in context incorporates professionalism and lawyering skills into both semesters of our first-year legal writing curriculum. A third required semester allows students to further develop fundamental skills.

Our comprehensive first-year curriculum covers the following:

  • Client Interviewing & Counseling
  • Objective & Persuasive Writing
  • Professionalism
  • Research Strategies
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Advocacy

Thank You to Our Recent Visiting Faculty for Enriching Our Program:

We want to thank the law schools and organizations that have made it possible for us to share knowledge, energy, and ideas with these distinguished professors.

Kathy Stanchi  Mel Weresh  Terry Seligmann  Karen Sneddon  Kristen Murray  Kim Chanbonpin

We welcome Kristen Murray from Temple, who will visit UNLV for Fall 2016, and Kim Chanbonpin from John Marshall Law School, whose visit will cover Spring 2017. These semester-long visitors are helping us with the transition to a fully tenured and tenure-track program.

Our other recent visitors include Kathy Stanchi from Temple, our Visiting Scholar in Persuasion in Spring 2012, and Mel Weresh from Drake, our ALWD Legal Communication & Rhetoric Visiting Scholar in Spring 2013. We were lucky enough to share our Spring 2013 semester with Terry Seligmann from Drexel and to host Karen Sneddon from Mercer for a full-year visit in 2013-14. Earlier visitors who enriched our thinking about teaching and curriculum development include Sam Moppett from Suffolk, Jim Levy from Nova Southeastern, Terry Phelps from American, Lisa Penland from Drake, and Terri LeClercq from Texas.