Management of BigLaw Firms: Balancing Culture and Profits (SC)

Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/16
Credits: 1
Days* Date Time Room
  • F
  • S
  • F
  • S
  • F
  • S
  • F
  • S
  • 01/27/2023
  • 01/28/2023
  • 02/24/2023
  • 02/25/2023
  • 03/24/2023
  • 03/25/2023
  • 04/21/2023
  • 04/22/2023
  • 1600-1730
  • 1000-1130
  • 1600-1730
  • 1000-1130
  • 1600-1730
  • 1000-1130
  • 1600-1730
  • 1000-1130
  • WB162
  • WB162
  • WB162
  • WB162
  • WB162
  • WB162
  • WB162
  • WB162
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

The class will act as the management committee of a law firm with the discussion revolving around strategic decisions facing firms in today’s highly competitive environment. The goal is to give students a practical perspective on the management of law firms to give insight into how to succeed in the law firm environment.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit two papers, each 3-4 pages in length, directly to the instructor (not via EXPO). The deadline for the papers will be announced by the Professor during the course.

Other Work
Class participation will be a key determinant in grading.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
123218107
Law No.
LAW7742
Modified Type
Seminar
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, April 20, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM
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