You will find the teaching materials used in this course are different from those used in most other law courses because they are designed like office working tools rather than law school casebooks. Many former students retain the course materials as references in their law practices. We will use a wide assortment of teaching materials in the Lawyering Skills Course including:
- Lawyering Skills Coursebooks. This nine-volume set of materials is prepared specifically for this course. You purchase the set directly from the program office in Room 5226. The purchase price includes all volumes as well as the additional course materials described below. Because we update most of the texts each year, each student must purchase a current, full set of materials.
- Weekly Teaching Plans. You receive a detailed teaching plan for each week. The teaching plan details the schedule and all assignments for the week.
- Workshop and Role-Play Materials. You receive, in advance, background materials and teaching plans for the scheduled stand-alone workshops that acquaint students with fundamental lawyering skills. Frequently, you receive "confidential facts" for role-playing simulations.
- Professional Responsibilities Materials. The materials for the Professional Responsibilities portion of the course consist of the Wisconsin Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys and various inclusions throughout the Lawyering Skills materials.
- Legal Forms. We distribute, either in separate forms packets or as part of the teaching plans, additional forms you may need for some of your written assignments.
- Miscellaneous Pamphlets and Materials. From time to time, we distribute booklets, administrative documents, and other miscellaneous materials that deal with matters covered during the course.