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General and Small Practice

Some students decide to seek exposure to a wide range of practice areas and legal skills allowing them to enjoy a successful general practice in a small firm, partnership, or sole practitioner environment. Lawyers in such a practice often represent individuals and small businesses. UC Law offers a broad range of courses that will prepare a student to handle many of the more common legal problems that these clients present to attorneys. Students may elect to take classes about litigation, estate planning, tax, criminal law, family law, employment issues, and basic commercial matters.

Classes include Criminal Procedure I, Criminal Procedure II, Agency, Partnership and Unincorporated Business Associations, Bankruptcy, Corporations I, Debtor and Creditor Law, Secured Transactions, Disability Law, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Wills, Trusts and Future Interests, Estate Planning, Federal Income Tax, Family Law, Evidence, Negotiations, and Remedies.

Skills: Students can take classes to build litigation and other skills such as Trial Practice, Negotiations and Arbitration. Students can hone litigation skills by participating in the Moot Court and Trial Practice Competition teams. They can get real client experience by participating in our clinics and hone writing and editing skills by working on a journal. Legal and judicial externships are also good choices to prepare for general or small firm practice.