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Learning Objectives

In accordance with ABA Standards, Western New England University School of Law shall maintain a rigorous program of legal education that prepares its students, upon graduation, for admission to the bar and for effective, ethical, and responsible participation as members of the legal profession. The School of Law consistently seeks to improve its students’ educational experience and engages in ongoing evaluation of the Law School’s program of education, learning outcomes, and assessment methods to determine the degree of student attainment of competency in the learning outcomes and to make appropriate changes to improve the curriculum.    The School of Law has established the following desired learning outcomes, which identify the knowledge, skills, and values it desires graduates to possess.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome 1
Graduates will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law.

Learning Outcome 2
Graduates will demonstrate competence in legal analysis, legal reasoning, and legal practice skills.

Learning Outcome 3
Graduates will demonstrate competence in problem-solving skills in the legal context.

Learning Outcome 4
Graduates will demonstrate competence in legal research and written and oral communication in the legal context/regarding legal matters.

Learning Outcome 5
Graduates will demonstrate the exercise of proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system.

Learning Outcome 6
Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and professionalism necessary for effective, ethical, and responsible participation as members of the legal profession in order to serve the public, the profession, and society/the community.  These additional skills may include interviewing, counseling, negotiation, trial practice, document drafting, conflict resolution, organization and management of legal work, collaboration, cultural competency, and self-evaluation.

Learning Outcome 7
Graduates will be prepared to continue to develop professional skills and attributes.