Concentrated Learning

6/3/2014  - 

 Once again this year, the Law School is rolling out an impressive array of “Summer Intensives,” fast-track courses that pack a lot of learning into a short time span.

The Summer Dispute Resolution Institute, which offers eight, week-long courses, most consisting of two credit hours. The program is open to lawyers, law students and non-lawyers (past students have included people working in health care, law enforcement, education, and the non-profit and corporate worlds). The courses offer CLE credit for practicing attorneys. To learn about the specific offerings and to register, go here.

Students enrolled in the Institute learn “critical skills for lawyers,” said Prof. Floyd Weatherspoon, Association Dean for Dispute Resolution. “A large percentage of legal issues are resolved outside the courtroom using mediation, arbitration, negotiation and dispute resolution. These skills are also applicable in a broad range of other professional settings.”

The Summer Adoption Law Institute (SALI) is an intensive weeklong class on adoption law and related child protection issues open to law students from across the country. Students will learn about such topics as: the history of adoption law, the adoption process, wrongful adoptions, the impact of artificial reproductive technology, second parent adoptions, and much more. The course includes guest speakers with expert knowledge in specific practice areas such as intercounty adoption and the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. Students will also hear adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees share their personal journeys through the adoption process.

SALI also offers continuing education credit for attorneys, social workers and counselors, although seating is limited. Register Here.

Rounding out the Law School’s summer intensives are two additional courses: Judging and the Nature of Justice, beginning July 21, and Oil and Gas Law, beginning July 28. Each course lasts one week and offers two credit hours.