Small Firm Civil Practice is a transition to practice course that allows
students to gain competencies in multiple different practice areas. Students work on
practical skills in those areas of civil law that small firm practitioners are
most likely to encounter while also learning practice management
the course touches on family law, trusts and estates, real estate practice,
civil litigation, and small business representation. Of course, the class is not a comprehensive study of any of those practice areas; instead, it focuses on real-life
legal situations that students are most likely to encounter in practice. For
example, in the trusts and estates unit, students will work on drafting a will
as well as learning what is required during the probate process.
Small Firm Civil Practice will touch on a number of practice areas including, but not limited to:
Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Family Law, Professional Responsibility, Trusts and Estates, Torts, Trial Advocacy.