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 2013-14 academic year:

  • Abrams Environmental Law Clinic
  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Advanced Contract Drafting: General Corporate Contracts
  • Advanced Contracts: Sales Law for A Modern Economy
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Advanced Legal Research: Foreign and International Law
  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Brief-writing and Appellate Advocacy Seminar
  • Civil Rights Clinic: Police Accountability
  • Closing a Deal: Structuring and Documentation of a Secured Loan Transaction
  • Commercial Transactions - Negotiation, Drafting, and Analysis
  • Complex Litigation
  • Constitutional Decisionmaking
  • Contract Drafting and Review
  • Contract Negotiation: Outsourcing
  • Contracts and Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Lab Clinic
  • Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project Clinic
  • Developing Law Practice Skills through the Study of National Security Issues
  • Divorce Practice and Procedure
  • Drafting Contracts:  The Problem of Ambiguity
  • Employment Discrimination Clinic
  • Entrepreneurship and the Law
  • Exoneration Project Clinic
  • Federal Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Fundamentals of Accounting for Attorneys
  • Gendered Violence and the Law Clinic
  • Housing Initiative Clinic
  • Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
  • Intensive Trial Practice Workshop
  • International Arbitration
  • International Human Rights Clinic
  • International Human Rights Lawyering Skills
  • Law and Practice of Zoning, Land Use, and Eminent Domain
  • Leadership
  • Legal Elements of Accounting
  • Litigation Laboratory
  • Mental Health Advocacy Clinic
  • Post Incarceration Reentry Clinic
  • Poverty and Housing Law Clinic
  • Pre-Trial Advocacy
  • Private Equity Transactions: Issues and Documentation
  • Prosecution and Defense Clinic
  • Secured Lender Remedies and Workout Transactions
  • Strategies and Processes of Negotiations
  • Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurial Transactions
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Young Center Immigrant Child Advocacy Clinic

Please note that this list is subject to change.  For up-to-date information, please see the online course listing at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/courses.