Interviewing and Counseling
About This Class
This is a simulation based course in which we explore and practice important tasks lawyers must perform skillfully when interviewing and counseling clients. We will: • Share and learn theories regarding core behaviors needed to prepare, conduct, and evaluate legal interviews and counseling conferences effectively; • Create opportunities to practice fundamental interviewing and counseling behaviors to develop new skills and improve existing competencies; and • Increase awareness of ethical and other core values that comprise effective interviewing and counseling. Evaluation is ongoing over the course of the semester and will be based on role plays, journals and other reflection, and class participation.