The Lawyer as Advisor: Case Studies in Practical Lawyering and Counseling

Class Unique: 28590

This class will provide practical training in the art and craft of formulating legal advice and solving thorny problems.  Students will work through the analysis of case studies that involve difficult legal, institutional, and personal stakes.  The case studies will be drawn largely from military settings, and at times may offer a glimpse at some of the distinctive challenges that arise in that environment.  The lessons of the course, however, are entirely applicable to the practice of law in all other settings.  Students will be expected to complete a series of written analyses of multilayered fact patterns.  The course will contemplate nuanced and complex issues involving international law, ethics, criminal law, leadership, the digital-age, litigation, management, administrative law, investigations, and more.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Thursday 4:15 - 6:05 pm JON 5.206/207
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable


  • No materials required