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In addition to clinics and externships a significant number of our upper-level courses are all about acquiring the knowledge and practicing the skills necessary to excel in a host of cutting edge and traditional practice areas. Teachers of these courses are accomplished lawyers and jurists at the top of their games. Note: not all courses listed below meet the Experiential Credits graduation requirement.
Here are some examples of practice-oriented courses:
- Federal Court Practice
Honorable Kim R. Gibson, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- National Security Law II (Leadership in Crisis Simulation)
Adm. James Houck, retired head of the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps
- Trial Advocacy
Christopher C. French, former litigation partner at K&L Gates, LLP and professor of practice
- Business Planning for Mergers & Acquisitions I and Business Planning for Mergers & Acquisitions II
Samuel C. Thompson Jr., professor and director of the Center for the Study of Mergers & Acquisitions
- Civil Pre-Trial Practice and Advocacy
Michele Vollmer, Clinical Professor and Director, Veterans and Servicemembers Clinic
- Higher Education Law Practice
Keith Elkin, Assosciate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs and Professor of Legal Skills
- Electronic Evidence Seminar
Hon. Thomas I. Vanaskie serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Federal Regulatory and Legislative Practice Seminar
Stan Brand, founding member of the Brand Law Group representing corporations, trade associations, labor unions, and individuals in major justice department, grand jury and independent counsel investigations and trial proceedings.
- Mediation of Environmental and Public Conflicts
Lara Fowler, attorney and mediator specializing in environmental and natural resources issues and former water resources coordinator with Oregon Water Resources Department