Cathy teaches Client Counseling, a course in which she draws on her 17 years of experience handling a wide variety of complex business litigation matters for clients across the country and the globe. A former partner at Ropes & Gray in the firm’s complex business litigation practice, since 2015 Cathy has focused her practice exclusively on mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Client Counseling (S): LAW JD 862
The purpose of this seminar is to provide students with the opportunity to develop client counseling skills needed to deal with a wide variety of clients and their various legal problems. The focus of the seminar is on foundational skills necessary to successfully work with clients in identifying client interests and goals at the outset of a matter, and in discussing and analyzing strategic options and new developments as matters progress. This seminar is designed for students to learn by engaging in mock client counseling interviews and other group exercises. Accordingly, much of the time will be filled with practice interviews and discussion of strategies for how to navigate client interviews and meetings. ENROLLMENT LIMIT: 16 students. NOTES: This seminar does not satisfy the upper-class writing requirement. This class counts toward the 6 credit Experiential Learning requirement. ** A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar (designated by an (S) in the title), or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, may be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who are on a wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.
FALL 2017: LAW JD 862 A1 , Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
SPRG 2018: LAW JD 862 A1 , Jan 16th to Apr 24th 2018
SPRG 2019: LAW JD 862 A1 , Jan 15th to Apr 23rd 2019