Simulation courses provide an opportunity to practice the skills of lawyering in a controlled setting. Students perform exercises that take them through challenging tasks, without the risk of impacting a client. Some of these courses require students to submit an OCEL application, available on the Academics section of the NYLS Portal.
Advanced Appellate Advocacy
This course will cover the basic procedural and substantive issues involved in the filing, preparation, and arguing of an appeal, including the requirement of preservation and the applicable standard of review.
Advocacy of Criminal Cases
This course introduces students to the law and skills involved in criminal practice, including a semester-long case simulation to help students hone the skills they learn.
Students in this experiential learning course will learn the purpose of depositions, how depositions fit into an overall plan for case theory and development, and the rules governing the conduct of depositions.
Dispute Resolution Processes
This course surveys mechanisms currently used instead of courts and federal agencies to resolve conflicts between two or more parties, including Alternative Dispute Resolution systems.
This intensive five-day course develops the skills needed to represent clients in arbitration proceedings subject to the Federal Arbitration Act and conducted pursuant to the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association.
Family Law in Practice
This is an experiential course designed to teach the basics of family law doctrine through two extended simulations, while developing students’ research, writing and lawyering skills.
Guardianship: Balancing Autonomy and Paternalism
This course delves into the legal and ethical issues around guardianship. Students will learn about the process and ways to deal with the issues of whether a person needs a guardian, and if so, what powers should be given to the guardian.
The In-House Counsel Experience: A Skills and Simulation Seminar
This seminar will serve as an introduction to the work of in-house counsel, preparing students to thrive in in-house roles.
Intensive Trial and Advocacy Skills
This course provides an introduction to the basic trial and advocacy skills that lawyers use in motion argument, hearings, trials, administrative proceedings and arbitration.
Litigating Copyright and Trademark Cases
This course provides students with the opportunity to experience the pre-trial steps in a copyright and trademark litigation in federal court.
Mediation: Theory, Practice, and Skills
Students in this course will develop a firm and practical understanding of the principles of mediated negotiation and acquire skills necessary to represent a client’s interest during mediation.
Negotiating, Counseling and Interviewing
This course focuses on the techniques needed to lead clients through negotiated resolutions.
Negotiation: Theory and Practice
This course focuses on negotiation theory, practice, and ethical implications.
This course gives students the opportunity to develop pre-trial litigation skills.
This course focuses on developing an understanding of the law, the legal process, our system of government, and effective citizenship.
This course provides focused study and practical training in the overall skill of conducting a jury trial.
Wills and Trusts in Practice
Wills and Trusts in Practice is an experiential course in which students learn the basics of wills and trusts by working through two to three extended simulations.