Natural Resources Distinguished Practitioner Seminar | L4448
The Distinguished Natural Resources Practitioner in Residence Seminar is a "capstone seminar" taught each year in the Spring Semester by a different but prominent natural resources or environmental law lawyer who has extensive experience in energy, resources, or environmental law work. The focus of the Seminar is on skills training, where the skills taught are those that all lawyers need in order to have a successful career in the practice of law. Among the "how-to" skills typically addressed are (1) how to obtain a job, either as a lawyer or as a law-trained worker; (2) how to obtain and retain clients; (3) how to work in the private sector, government sector, business sector, and in-house sector; (4) how to write; (5) how to work with associates and colleagues; (6) how to deal with technical or scientific matters in a legal context; (7) how to work in the litigation arena, before trial and appellate courts; (8) how to practice or appear before administrative agencies; (9) how to organize and refine a mass of complicated information so that a decision-maker can make sense of it. The Seminar typically meets on Monday in the Spring Semester, beginning at 3:00 PM, for 1 hour and 45 minutes. There is no final exam or paper expected; the grade is usually by class participation and small writing exercises. Students seeking to apply must have had the basic course in Natural Resources Law or some other course (e.g., Environmental Law) taught by the faculty of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Faculty. By permission of Prof. Laitos.
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)