Advanced Lawyering Skills & Values

Welcome to the Advanced Laywering Skills and Values Program. This upper level program is taught on nights and weekends by some of the most outstanding practitioners in the South Florida legal community. Our goal is to provide students with a simulated experience in a litigation or transactional practice.

Students in the litigation track will represent a mock client from the initial client interview and filing of the complaint, through discovery and motion calendar. Litigation students may also represent additional mock clients in a bench trial and all phases of an appeal. Students in the transactional track will develop skills in complex counseling, multi-party negotiation, conciliation, and document drafting. Depending upon personal interests, Transactional track students may select from a variety of skills courses related to diverse transactional practice areas. LSV I and II are prerequisites for all tracks and Evidence is a prerequisite or co-requisite course for the litigation track.

Students may also select the General Practice track, which accommodates students who are interested in developing both litigation and transactional skills. This track option may also be suitable for students who plan to work in smaller firms, where a lawyer's work often requires diverse, cross-discipline practice skills. The flexibility of the General Practice track is also a convenient choice for students who must complete prerequisites for clinics and other advanced level course offerings.

Check prerequisites for every course prior to enrollment, including the introductory information on the Course Descriptions web page.

  • Litigation track students must take Civil Pretrial Practice and one other course designated as a Litigation track course or a course that satisfies requirements for both tracks (see chart below).
    • Civil Pre-Trial Practice (required for Litigation track students)
  • Transactional track students must select two courses designated as Transactional track courses or as courses that satisfy requirements for both tracks (see chart below). Students in this track may not use both Negotiating Workshop and Interviewing & Counseling to satisfy their track requirement.
  • General Practice track students may choose any two courses, with one exception. Students in this track may not use both Negotiating Workshop and Interviewing & Counseling to satisfy their track requirement.

Available Courses

Course Litigation Transactional General
ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Clinic (1036)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced Professional Responsibility Workshop (0697)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced Trial Advocacy (0893)
Yes
No
Yes
Appellate Practice Workshop (0874)
Yes
No
Yes
Bankruptcy Workshop (0601)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Business Planning Workshop (0807)
No
Yes
Yes
Business Practice Clinic Full time (0947)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Charitable Organizations Workshop (1051)
No
Yes
Yes
Civil Pre-Trial Practice (0517)
Yes
No
Yes
Civil Rights Practice Workshop (4673)
Yes
No
Yes
Collaborative Family Law Workshop (2005)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Corporate Workshop (0748)
No
Yes
Yes
Criminal Justice Clinic - Fall or Winter (0933)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Criminal Pre-Trial Practice (0711)
Yes
No
Yes
Dependency Workshop (2001)
Yes
No
Yes
Domestic Violence Workshop (0694)
Yes
No
Yes
Employee Benefits Law Workshop (1053)
No
Yes
Yes
Environmental and Land Use Clinic - Fall or Winter (008X)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Estate Planning Workshop (0725)
No
Yes
Yes
Family Law Litigation Workshop (0686)
Yes
No
Yes
Florida Land Development Workshop (1016)
No
Yes
Yes
Health Law Workshop (1044)
Yes
Yes
Yes
International Practice Clinic Full Time (0980)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interviewing and Counseling (1062)
Yes
Yes *
Yes*
Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiating (0665)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Judicial Opinion Writing Workshop (0962)
Yes
No
No
Landlord Tenant Workshop (1070)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Law Office Management Workshop (0651)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Lawyers as Advocates: Rhetoric, Modes of Persuasion & Public Policy Campaigns (1000)
Yes
No
Yes
Legal Drafting Workshop (0752)
No
Yes
Yes
Mediation Workshop (0522)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Negotiating Wksp Online (4672)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Negotiating Workshop (0672)
Yes
Yes *
Yes*
Personal Injury Litigation Clinic (0958)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Post-Conviction Relief Workshop (1001)
Yes
No
Yes
Probate Law Workshop (0713)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Real Property Closing Workshop (0751)
No
Yes
Yes
Real Property Complex Transactions Workshop (1151)
No
Yes
Yes
Sentencing Workshop (1076)
Yes
No
Yes
Trial Advocacy (0890)
Yes
No
Yes
Veterans Law Clinic – Full time (4683)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Veterans Law Clinic – Part Time (4680)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Veterans Workshop – Stateside Legal Rights for Veteran and Military Personnel (4681)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wills Drafting Workshop (0524)
No
Yes
Yes
* Students in general practice and transactional track cannot count both Negotiating Workshop and Interviewing & Counseling to satisfy their track requirement.

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