Reading Group: Starting & Managing a Law Practice
- Semester: Spring 2021
- Course ID: 235G
- Credit Hours: 2
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Not Allowed
- Will use floating mean GPA if applicable
- 1L and upperclass elective
|WED||4:15 - 6:13 pm||ONLINE|
This course will be taught entirely online via Zoom.
This course is focused on helping those students who do not have jobs waiting for them or are not sure what they want to do when they graduate. We will also cover how to survive your first year as an associate in a law firm. This course will provide new attorneys practical, real-life information on how to start your own law practice as either a solo or with others in a small firm. The class will cover a wide variety of topics including marketing, management, work-life balance and technology. The professor worked in a large law firm his first ten years and then started his own firm in 2001. He iwas formally the chairman of the Law Practice Management Committee for the State Bar of Texas. Lectures will be supplemented with guest speakers on specific topics and selected reading assignments. Students may only miss one class. Regular participation in class discussion is required to pass the course. There will also be projects/papers that will be subimitted for grading. This is a graded class.
Note: Students may not use laptops, tablets, smartphones or other electronic devices during class.