Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Interview client(s) and condense fact patterns into a concise legal analysis.
- Explain the structure of the State and Federal Court system, including Trial Court function(s) and Appellate Court functions.
- Identify historical, sociological and political trends that have changed, and continue to change, the American legal system.
- Explain the role of forensic science in evidentiary matters pertaining to civil and criminal litigation.
- Research a particular fact pattern to identify all legal issues, and describe the competing arguments that can be advanced by parties to a controversy.
- Explain the role of the judiciary in providing a balance to the legislative and executive functions of government.
- Differentiate between liability issues and damage issues in legal controversies.
- Identify inherent restrictions in the civil and criminal legal process that inhibit the ability of the legal system to function as a tool of social justice.
- Identify and present a logical plan for a client taking into account the strengths and weaknesses of adopting various legal positions.
- Maintain organized financial data concerning a clients case file.
- Foster good relations between the law firm, department, or public entity and the clients served.
- Demonstrate organization in handling multiple client case files and maintain strict docket control for timely case file review.
- Understand conflict resolution as viewed from the theoretical perspective and the pragmatic perspective.
- Apply common law principles and statutory principles where appropriate.
- Recognize fundamental tort and contract principles that are found in different areas of the law.