LAWS636-03 Law Office Simulation

This course is designed for motivated students with an interest in developing their own firm at graduation or in the future. The course is designed to introduce students to business principles, the Business Model Canvas, and business planning and implementation. Students will use these principles in conjunction with real world research to develop a business model and modified business plan for the formation of a new law firm. Topics to be covered will be ethical requirements, unauthorized practice of law considerations, market research, marketing, staffing, office space requirements, office technology and systems, and financial management (including budgeting, revenue, and expenses). Periodic projects will be assigned during the course which will be used for grading. There will not be a final examination. Law 632 Law Office Management is a recommended but not a prequisite. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)