The In-House Counsel Experience: A Skills and Simulation Seminar
This seminar, offered through the James Tricarico Jr. Institute for the Business of Law and In-House Counsel, will build on other course offerings and Institute programming to prepare NYLS students to plan for and thrive in in-house roles.
The two-credit seminar will serve as an introduction to the work of in-house counsel. Each class will involve simulations of real-life scenarios that general counsels and other in-house counsel confront. The class will cover general principles on the effective, prudential practice of in-house law and risk management. The class will also delve into specific areas of in-house practice that are pillars of in-house work: ethics, employment law and relations, data management (classification, privacy, and security), regulations and compliance, management of outside counsel, and counsel’s role in negotiations.
This lawyering skills course introduces the basic trial and advocacy skills that lawyers use in motion argument, hearings, trials, administrative proceedings and arbitration. The skills covered include: case theory and story-telling; communication for lawyers; direct and cross examination; exhibits; impeachment; openings and closings; and motion argument. Before the course begins, assigned readings give students an introduction to trial and advocacy skills. During the course, faculty present each skill with a lecture and demonstration and then students practice the fundamentals of the skill through drills. The heart of the course are the skills workshops during which the students perform the skill and get immediate feedback from faculty. The course will culminate in a mock trial. All student performances will be video-taped.
Approved for the Experiential Learning Requirement. Enrollment is limited.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Corporate Transactions and Governance; Financial Services and Compliance; Labor and Employment (Corporate Perspective); Tax; IP/Copyright and Trademark; Tech/Privacy; General Practice – Transactional