Lawyering II

The Lawyering course sequence provides students with a strong foundation in the analytical, oral and written communication, and professional skills essential in the legal profession. Consistent with Maryland Carey Law’s tradition of integrating doctrine, theory, and practice, the Lawyering curriculum places students in the role of attorneys in the context of simulated cases involving doctrinal subject matter from their other first-year courses.

Building upon the analytical, writing, and other lawyering skills learned in the first semester, the Spring Lawyering II course develops students’ persuasive written and oral advocacy skills by placing them in the role of an advocate in a simulated case. In the course of their representation, students research and analyze legal issues, develop a theory of the case, draft pleadings and persuasive briefs, and present oral arguments at mock hearings. Lawyering II introduces students to other practical lawyering skills, including negotiation and drafting of a settlement agreement resulting from the negotiation.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course