University of Wisconsin–Madison

854 Clinical Program: Family Court Clinic (FCC) - §004, Spring 2018

Categories: Law Practice Skills Family Law

Instructor(s) Mansfield, Marsha

Course Learning Outcomes

1a. By the end of the course, students will identify and apply substantive and procedural family law to their cases, including common law, state statutes and state administrative regulations.

2a.By the end of the course, students will be able to gather, examine, and analyze facts, distinguish the legal and non-legal issues, and explain the relationship between the facts and issues identified either verbally or in a written memo.

2b. By the end of the course students will articulate various legal and strategic options facing a client, how opposing parties will respond to actions taken by the client, and explain those options and the expected result to the client.

2c. Students will be able to develop and refine their own personal definition of what it means to be a legal professional, incorporating the rules of professional conduct and their personal values.

4a. Students will be able to competently and ethically interview and counsel clients.
4b. Students will be able to competently and ethically represent clients in court and/or in administrative proceedings as appropriate in client matters.

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