Current Issues in In-House Practice-From Staff Attorney to General Counsel

The role of in-house counsel has evolved substantially over the last thirty years, as the business environment has become more complex. During this period, corporations have invested in larger and more sophisticated in-house legal teams and expected in-house lawyers to “add value” and adopt common business management practices; legislators and regulators have heightened their expectations for in-house practitioners.  This course will explore the evolution of in-house practice, areas of practice that are of particular interest to in-house lawyers, skills and attributes important to success in in-house practice, and the special role of the general counsel in American corporations. In addition to the readings (many of which will be articles from the trade press) and related discussion, the class will include regular practical exercises.


Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Thursday 2:15 - 4:05 pm TNH 3.128
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/3/18 1:30 pm A-Z
2.124

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Not Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable
Features
Satisfies ABA Professional Skills Requirement
  • 2 credit hours count toward ABA Experiential Learning Requirement

  • Textbooks

    • Inside Counsel - Steinberg
        West Academic
        ISBN: 978-0-314-28793-9   (required)
    • Printed Course Packet to be purchased during the first week of class
            (required)