1.14 Professional Skills Course Requirement

Before graduation, all J.D. students must successfully complete one or more classes that have been approved by the Law School’s Committee on Professional Skills Development as fulfilling the professional skills requirement set by the Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association.

The following classes that satisfy the professional skills requirement are currently scheduled to be offered during the 2014-15 academic year:

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic
Accounting and Financial Analysis
Advanced Legal Research
Advanced Legal Research: Foreign and International Law
Advanced Legal Writing
Brief-writing and Appellate Advocacy Seminar
Civil Rights Clinic: Police Accountability
Collective Bargaining and Sports Entertainment
Commercial Transactions - Negotiation, Drafting, and Analysis
Contract Drafting and Review
Contract Negotiation: Outsourcing
Contracts and Commercial Transactions
Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic
Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project Clinic
Cross-Border Transactions: Lending
Cross-Border Transactions: Securities, M&A, and Joint Ventures
Drafting Contracts:  The Problem of Ambiguity
Employment Law Clinic
Entrepreneurship and the Law
Exoneration Project Clinic
Federal Criminal Justice Clinic
Fourteenth Amendment Seminar
Fundamentals of Accounting for Attorneys
Gendered Violence and the Law Clinic
Housing Initiative Clinic
How to Avoid a Regulatory Nightmare: Compliance and Regulatory Strategies for the        Post Crisis World
Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
Intensive Trial Practice Workshop
International Arbitration
International Human Rights Clinic
International Human Rights Lawyering and Advocacy
Judicial Opinions and Judicial Opinion Writing
Legal Elements of Accounting
Litigating Financial Disputes
Litigation Laboratory
Mental Health Advocacy Clinic
National Security Issues and the Development of Legal Practice Skills
Partnership Taxation
Poverty and Housing Law Clinic
Pre-Trial Advocacy
Private Equity Transactions: Issues and Documentation
Prosecution and Defense Clinic
Strategies and Processes of Negotiations
Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurial Transactions
Trial Advocacy
U.S. Supreme Court: Theory and Practice
Workshop: Legal Scholarship
Young Center Immigrant Child Advocacy Clinic

Please note that this list is subject to change.  Please also note that a course used to satisfy either writing requirement cannot also be used to satisfy the skills requirement. For up-to-date information, please see the online course listing at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/courses.