Graduates will be prepared for admission to the Bar and effective and responsible participation in the legal profession and in their communities.
Graduates will demonstrate effective problem-solving skills by:
- Critically examining complex facts.
- Identifying client needs and determining legal issues.
- Efficiently finding relevant law, policy and factual information.
- Applying appropriate legal rules and standards to the problem.
- Generating alternative solutions and developing plans for implementation.
- Continually reviewing and reassessing a plan of action.
Graduates will demonstrate effective communication skills by:
- Communicating appropriately and effectively with relevant audiences.
- Relating effectively to professionals from other disciplines.
- Listening actively.
- Writing and speaking clearly.
- Demonstrating cultural sensitivity.
Graduates will demonstrate entry-level competence in legal skills by:
- Identifying appropriate forums and means for resolution of legal problems.
- Being able to determine legal issues for analysis and research.
- Possessing elementary skills in interviewing, counseling and negotiation.
- Drafting documents to implement basic legal transactions.
- Dealing sensitively with people in conflict.
Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the practice of law by:
- Being aware of career and job options in law practice.
- Having systemic knowledge of legal bibliography and resources.
- Possessing basic skills to enter practice as an associate.
- Having knowledge of basic techniques of law practice operation and management.
Graduates will demonstrate commitment to justice, competence and service to the profession and the community by being:
- Aware of the history and values of the legal profession.
- Committed to ethical practice.
- Aware of the rules governing the profession.
- Able to critically assess laws and rules and propose alternatives.
- Committed to lifelong learning and self-development.
- Appreciative of the value of ideological and cultural diversity.