Course Description

601:520. INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING (2 or 3) S

Freedman, Friedman, Lore, Mallgrave, Schalick


Exclusion: Students who complete this course may not enroll in 601:647 Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation.


Theory and skills of the lawyer/client and lawyer/lawyer roles. Includes simulations, some of which will be videotaped and individually critiqued. Topics include the nature of the lawyer/client interview, planning and structure of an interview, the lawyer’s development and testing of factual and legal theories, psychological and ethical issues, techniques and ethics of assisting clients to make decisions, techniques of problem-solving. Simulations enable students to develop a beginning level of proficiency in these skills.