Law 792: Small Firm Practice
This course will examine how lawyers in solo practices and small firms (five lawyers or less) create and operate such firms. This course is designed for students interested in eventually working in such firms. This course will feature a number of panel discussions with successful solo and small firm practitioners. This course will address: 1) the personal characteristics needed to succeed in small firms; 2) creating a firm business plan; 3) financial, operational, and technological aspects of solo and small firm development; 4) how to market a solo or small firm practice; and 5) ethical and professional responsibility aspects of a solo or small firm practice.
Sequence and Prerequisites: None.
Evaluation: Students will be expected to attend class, review the assigned reading before class, participate in class discussions, and prepare two short papers and an oral presentation.