Legal and Judicial Process for the Legal Administrator
This course is an introduction to "what lawyers do" - obviously
a broad topic. But it focuses on the research, writing,
and legal analysis that is the core of the work of all lawyers -
whatever their area of practice.
It is offered as part of the Masters of Science in Legal
Administration (MSLA) program at DU Law School, and will be conducted
As you prepare to take this course, please download the syllabus
link. Please also review the Course Policies
this link, which contains much more information about this
course, including its structure, purpose, and grading. For
the first class, in addition to the reading assignment described
in the syllabus, please send a resume and picture to Professor
Thomson - so he can create an "online classroom" for the class.
This is a good way for us all to get to know each other.
Most of our work together in this course will take place
within the DU Blackboard online learning environment. You
must enroll in the Blackboard site for our class, which you can
do through the MyWeb system (access the Courses tab), or at
this link. You will need your DU Student ID and your
password to access the system.
As we begin the course, note that on the Blackboard site
there is a link marked "Lectures." These are the
PowerPoint slides (with audio) that contain the majority of the
content for this course.
Click here if you would like to
read evaluations I have received from students over the last
several summers when I have taught this course.