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Legal Practice Skills

 

The saying is that in law school, you learn to think like a lawyer. From your first day at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Legal Practice Skills will teach you not only how to think like a lawyer but also how to act and communicate like one.

You will learn fundamental practice skills by taking on the role of a lawyer solving problems for your client—identifying legal issues, investigating the facts, finding the relevant law, making strategic choices, and presenting analyses and solutions orally and in writing.

Beyond the mandatory first-year Legal Practice Skills course, the Law School offers a wealth of opportunities for developing practical and professional skills inside and outside of the classroom. Visit the Penn Law Curricular Compass for more information.

Legal Practice Skills Faculty

Sarah Pierce, Assoc. DeanLegal Practice SkillsSarah Pierce, Assoc. Dean
Legal Practice Skills
Jessica Simon, Assoc. Director of Legal Practice Skills and Director of Academic Support

Jessica Simon, Assoc. Director of Legal Practice Skills and Director of Academic Support

Gayle Gowen, Legal Practice Skills Lecturer

Gayle Gowen, Legal Practice Skills Lecturer

Matthew Duncan, Visiting Legal Practice Skills Lecturer

Matthew Duncan, Visiting Legal Practice Skills Lecturer

Jennifer Fried, Visiting Legal Practice Skills Lecturer

Jennifer Fried, Visiting Legal Practice Skills Lecturer

Solmaz Firoz, Visiting Legal Practice Skills Lecturer
Solmaz Firoz, Visiting Legal Practice Skills Lecturer