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Law Firm Management and Economics

The goal of this course is to expose and sensitize students to the myriad of real-world considertions that will affect their legal careeers, and to assist students in making informed career choices (including selection of law firm). This course is designed primarlily for the student who is interviewing law firms for the first time, but is recommended to all students who may consider working in private practice at some point in their careers. Topics covered include associate recruitment, training and retention (from the perspective of the firm and the new lawyer, including interviewing tips and strategies), law firm culture, profitability and professionalism issues, law firm strategy, compensation, marking, billing, clients, firm governance, diversity, partnership considerations, alternatives to firm practice, and financial and lifestyle issues. The final exam consists of a short paper on overall course themes, and an open-book, short answer exam on readings, lectures and professional reponsibility issues. Pre-requisites: None


Catalog Number: BUSCOM 632
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans AreaLegal Skills Development
Additional Course Information: Open to First Year Students


Course History

Spring 2014
Title: Large Law Firms
Faculty: Lutz, Karl E. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 65



Spring 2013
Title: Law Firm Management and Economics
Faculty: Lutz, Karl E. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 0



Spring 2012
Title: Large Law Firms
Faculty: Lutz, Karl E. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 0



Spring 2011
Title: Large Law Firms
Faculty: Lutz, Karl E. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 49