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College of Law Dates to Remember

Fall Term 2009

August 14-22 New student orientation
August 24 Classes begin
August 28 Add deadline
October 17 Withdraw deadline
October 30 Last day to apply for graduation
December 4 Last day of classes
December 9-22 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 7 New students arrive
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Withdraw deadline
April 26 Last day of classes
April 29-May 12 Final Exams

Category I—Factual Investigation and Counseling
Pretrial Practice Skills
Developing Deposition Skills
Advanced Legal Research Skills
Creative Problem Solving
Documents Drafting
Foreign and International Legal Research
Advocacy and Strategy in Government Regulatory Affairs
Construction Law: Handling Cases Under the LA Private Works Act
Drafting Corporate Documents
Using the Internet for Legal Research
Pleadings Drafting
Computer Fundamentals for Computer Assisted Legal Research
How to Write a Will
Drafting Corporate Documents

Dual Skills and Academic Credit
Law Clinic
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance—VITA

Category II—Trial Practice Skills

Quantum Theory—Valuing the Case
Developing the Theory of the Case
Handling the Criminal Case
The Expert Witness in Court
Demonstrative Evidence
Demonstrative Evidence II
Using Evidence at Trial
Motion Practice
Appellate Practice
Louisiana Class Action Litigation
Representing a Defendant in Federal Court
Winning in the Beginning - Power, Passion, &
Persuasion in the Opening Statement

Lawyers in the Great Tradition
The Argument of an Appeal
Courts in Action
Intensive Trial Training Workshop
Family Law I
Louisiana Class Action Litigation
Personal Injury – Plaintiff vs
Defense – 2 Views
Domestic Violence – Judicial
Responsibilities & Perspectives
Litigating Katrina Cases

Dual Skills and Academic Credit
Trial Advocacy I—same as LAW L861
Law Clinic

Category III—Communication and Negotiation
Courtroom Communication Skills
Courtroom Performance Workshop
Negotiation Techniques Workshop
Entertainment Law Negotiation
Arbitration Skills Workshop
Mediation Skills Workshop
Real Estate Licensing Workshop
Closing the Real Estate Transaction
Legal Letters – Communication for
Teh Art of Persuasion
Handling Employee Benefits Claims
Real Estate Transaction Workshop
Dual Skills and Academic Credit
Mediation and Arbitration—LAW
Law Clinic
Category IV—Administrative Board and Office Management
Handling Bankruptcy Claims
Handling the Social Security Case
Handling the Title VII Case
Handling Claims Under the ADA
Handling the Medical Malpractice Case
Handling the Longshore Case
Practice and Procedures Before
Administrative Boards
5300 Reasons for Handling the Social Security Case
The Professional in Practice
(Required Skills course)
Law Office Management
Technology and the Law Office: Beyond Word Processing
Screening the Medical Malpractice Case

Dual Skills and Academic Credit
Law Clinic

Category V—Skills Electives
How to Write for the Bar Exam Duty Risk in Louisiana Tort Law