DePaul University College of Law provides our students multiple ways to become a proficient lawyer – in addition to our stellar roster of doctrinal courses, students are able to engage in the actual and simulated practice of law in our Experiential Learning Program. Our Experiential Learning Program consists of six major components – the Clinical Law Program, the Externship Program, the Third Year in Practice Program, our nationally ranked Legal Writing Program, Student Competitions and Professional Skills Courses. Our Professional Skills Courses enable students to simulate legal practice through skills-based offerings taught by experienced practitioners and the law school faculty. By taking these courses, students are able to understand not just the theory of law but also the practice of law in a classroom setting. These courses enable students to practice litigation strategies in our Trial Advocacy and Litigation Lab courses, work with NGO’s on human rights abuses in our International Human Rights Law Practicum, protect victims of relational abuse in our Domestic Violence Practicum, learn alternative dispute resolution skills in our Mediation and Negotiations courses, and learn the intricacies of working a business deal in our Anatomy of a Deal course.
DePaul Law currently professional skills courses in the following areas: